Persuasion

Persuasion

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Written by:
Illustrated by:
Introduction by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143106289
  • 272 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Jane Austen’s final novel

Written during Jane Austen’s race against failing health, Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who – at twenty-seven – is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years ago, she was persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. When Anne and Frederick meet again, he has acquired both, but still feels the sting of her rejection. A brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, Austen’s last completed novel is also a movingly told love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Persuasion

Persuasion

Written by: Jane Austen, Illustrated by: Audrey Niffenegger, Introduction by: Colm Toibin

Praise

“Critics, especially [recently], value Persuasion highly, as the author’s ‘most deeply felt fiction,’ ‘the novel which in the end the experienced reader of Jane Austen puts at the head of the list.’ . . . Anne wins back Wentworth and wins over the reader; we may, like him, end up thinking Anne’s character ‘perfection itself.’” –from the Introduction by Judith Terry
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