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The Annotated Persuasion

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From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Persuasion that makes the beloved novel an even more satisfying and fulfilling read. Here is the complete text of Persuasion with hundreds of annotations on facing pages, including:

— Explanations of historical context

— Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings

— Definitions and clarifications

— Literary comments and analysis

— Plentiful maps and illustrations

— An introduction, a bibliography, and a detailed chronology of events

Packed with all kinds of illuminating information—from what Bath and Lyme looked like at the time to how “bathing machines” at seaside resorts were used to how Wentworth could have made a fortune from the Napoleonic Wars—David M. Shapard’s delightfully entertaining edition brings Austen’s novel of second chances vividly to life.

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About the Author

Jane Austen (1775–1817) was born in Hampshire, England, where she spent most of her life. Though she received little recognition in her lifetime, she came to be regarded as one of the great masters of the English novel.

David M. Shapard is the author of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, The Annotated Persuasion,The Annotated Sense and Sensibility, and The Annotated Emma. He graduated with a Ph.D. in European History from the University of California at Berkeley; his specialty was the eighteenth century. Since then he has taught at several colleges. He lives in upstate New York.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307950239
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication Date:
20120202
Author:
Austen, Jane
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
600

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