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Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions)

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Jane Austen's debut in our award-winning graphic-cover series.

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.

About the Author

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was the seventh child of a parish rector. She died unmarried, leaving behind an immortal body of work.

Colm Tóibín is the author of the Man Booker-shortlisted novels The Blackwater Lightship and The Master and the Costa Book Award Winner Brooklyn. He lives in Dublin.

Audrey Niffenegger is a visual artist and author of the bestselling novels The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry and the graphic novels The Adventuress, Three Incestuous Sisters, and The Night Bookmobile.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143106289
Author:
Austen, Jane
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Toibin, Colm
Author:
Niffenegger, Audrey
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.56 x 5.59 x 0.72 in 0.67 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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