Persuasion

Persuasion

Book - 1965
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In her final novel, as in her earlier ones, Jane Austen uses a love story to explore and gently satirize social pretensions and emotional confusion. Persuasion follows the romance of Anne Elliot and naval officer Frederick Wentworth. They were happily engaged until Anne's friend, Lady Russell, persuaded her that Frederick was "unworthy." Now, eight years later, Frederick returns, a wealthy captain in the navy, while Anne's family teeters on the edge of bankruptcy. They still love each other, but their past mistakes threaten to keep them apart. Austen may seem to paint on a small canvas, but her characters contain the full range of human passion and moral complexity, and the author's generous spirit renders them all with understanding, compassion, and humor.
ISBN: 9780140430059
0140430059
9780451526380
0451526384
9780192503565
0192503561
9780140620542
9781851520367
1851520368
9781853260568
1853260568
9781848373082
1848373082
9780141198835
Characteristics: xviii, 219 pages ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wright, Andrew

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