ISBN 9780141439686,Persuasion

Persuasion

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ISBN 9780141439686
Publisher

Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2003
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780141439686

ISBN-10 0141439688
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 272 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. What happens when they encounter each other again is movingly told in Jane Austen's last completed novel. Set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis and Bath, Persuasion is a brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, but, above all, it is a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities. In her introduction, Gillian Beer discusses Austen's portrayal of the double-edged nature of persuasion and the clash between old and new worlds. This edition also includes a new chronology and full textual notes.

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