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"She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older— the natural consequence of an unnatural beginning."

Eight years ago, Anne Elliot drew back her consent to marry Fredrick Wentworth, the headstrong and spirited naval commander of a yet-certain career or established fortune, in the conviction that she acted for his own good. Forbearing, selfless, and pensive, she would as yet have married him against the wishes of her vain and rank-obsessed father, Sir Walter of Kellynch Hall— were it not for the persuasive arguments of her closest friend, Lady Russel, on whose judgment she relied. It was thereafter expected that Anne would go on to marry well— but time brought neither such a marriage, nor the dissolution of Anne’s love for Fredrick.  The decision that wrenched both their hearts, led to the loss of her youthful bloom, and thus seemed to fate her to the life of a spinster— while Fredrick did after all do very well in the Navy. Anne reflects upon that past and regrets "that over-anxious caution which seems to insult exertion and distrust Providence." But now that the year is 1814, peace brings the naval commanders ashore— and Fredrick back among Anne’s relations. Anne knows her heart; few know their shared past; and Fredrick’s sentiments are a mystery.

The last exquisite novel penned by an authoress who has been held in high esteem by many of the great writers and intellectuals of the past two centuries, Jane Austen's Persuasion would be tragically passed by.

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.



Jane Austen:

Jane Austen was an English authoress living from 1775 to 1817. She is best known for her six novels: Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion— the latter two published posthumously. She is also the authoress of the epistolary novella, Lady Susan, of two unfinished novels with the working titles, Sanditon, and The Watsons, and of shorter works from her youth that are usually published as a collection of her "juvenilia". Though Jane Austen knew little fame in her own lifetime, appreciation for her novels grew following her death. In the two centuries since, renowned intellectuals and extraordinary events have helped to make her a household name— among these, popular authors including C. S. Lewis, and medicinal prescription of reading her novels for shell-shocked victims of WWI. Her works have been innumerably adapted for film and other media, but many agree that none can do justice to the comedy, tragedy, irony, depth, wit and purity, for which her works are so beloved. If one is to really know Jane Austen, one must read her.

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I own all of Jane Austen's novels in the Penguin Clothbound Classics edition. They are beautiful and include maps besides notes. Jane Austen, of course, is brilliant. Persuasion is exquisite as a novel and a romance.
I believe Jane Austen one of the greatest writers who ever lived. Everyone should read her— men, let not the film adaptations scare you away, her novels were written for your enjoyment as well as that of the other sex.