Persuasion: Popular Penguins

Author:   Jane Austen
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9780141045146


Pages:   312
Publication Date:   29 June 2009
Format:   Paperback
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Eight years ago, Anne rejected the man she loved because her friends and family persuaded her that he wasn't rich or important enough. In all that time, she's never found anyone to match Captain Wentworth. With her snobbish father and spoiled sister always ready to embarrass her in polite society, Anne wonders if she'll ever find the courage to follow her heart again. And if she does, what can she do to regain the affections of her Captain?

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Author:   Jane Austen
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:   Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 11.30cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 18.10cm
Weight:   0.180kg
ISBN:  

9780141045146


ISBN 10:   0141045140
Pages:   312
Publication Date:   29 June 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Prue writes: Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne's family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. The two of them are forced into each other's company, and once the wounds of the past are forgiven they reunite.<br />Of all Austen's novel this is by far my favourite. I feel it is the most human, most touching, most measured, most assured of all of her novels and it is a wonderful thing to see her write a woman like Anne. I love most of her heroines, but Anne is a person I would want to meet and become friends with. The men in Persuasion are also the most fleshed out of all of her male characters. Wentworth and his friends, as well as the other men Anne comes into contact with are really clearly presented, it seems that, just as Anne is a woman in this novel, Austen wants to match her with multifaceted, human men. Persuasion is a must read novel, it is a real treat.


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Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16 December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.

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