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Persuasion (Oxford World's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Persuasion celebrates romantic constancy in an era of turbulent change. Written as the Napoleonic Wars were ending, the novel examines how a woman can at once remain faithful to her past and still move forward into the future.

Anne Elliot seems to have given up on present happiness and has resigned herself to living off her memories. More than seven years earlier she complied with duty: persuaded to view the match as imprudent and improper, she broke off her engagement to a naval captain with neither fortune, ancestry, nor prospects. However, when peacetime arrives and brings the Navy home, and Anne encounters Captain Wentworth once more, she starts to believe in second chances.

Jane Austen's last completed novel features a heroine much older and wiser than her predecessors in earlier books, and presents a more intimate and sober tale of a love found long after such happiness had been deemed hopeless. This edition includes an appendix giving the original ending of Persuasion.

Synopsis:

Jane Austen's final novel, "Persuasion", is the story of Anne Elliot, intelligent daughter of a spendthrift baronet, and her love for Frederick Wentworth. Persuaded to refuse his proposition of marriage, Anne spends seven years unhappy, until he re-enters her life.

About the Author

Deidre Shauna Lynch is the author of The Economy of Character: Novels, Market Culture, and the Business of Inner Meaning and editor of Janeites: Austen's Disciples and Devotees.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192802637
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Introduction:
Lynch, Deidre Shauna
Editor:
Kinsley, James
Author:
null, James
Author:
Lynch, Deidre Shauna
Author:
Austen, Jane
Author:
null, Deidre Shauna
Author:
null, Jane
Author:
Kinsley, James
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Rejection (Psychology)
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 19th C
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Series Volume:
32
Publication Date:
20040318
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 0.7 in 0.463 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Jane Austen's final novel, "Persuasion", is the story of Anne Elliot, intelligent daughter of a spendthrift baronet, and her love for Frederick Wentworth. Persuaded to refuse his proposition of marriage, Anne spends seven years unhappy, until he re-enters her life.
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