Eight years ago, Anne Elliot fell in love with poor but ambitious naval officer Captain Frederick Wentworth, a choice which Anne's family was dissatisfied with.
Lady Russell, friend and mentor to Anne, persuaded the younger woman to break off the match; now, on the verge of spinsterhood, Anne re-encounters Frederick Wentworth as he courts her spirited young neighbour, Louisa Musgrove.
This beautiful, leatherbound edition of a classic is sure to make a welcome addition to any home library.
- Format: Leather / fine binding
- Pages: 240 pages, b/w throughout, includes illustrations
- Publisher: Barnes & Noble Inc
- Publication Date: 13/09/2012
- Category: School editions of fiction texts
- ISBN: 9781435127432
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Review by emmakendon
Loved the lampooning of Anne Elliot's family, and everyone fainting and being useless at Louisa's jumping the steps on the Cobb at Lyme. I especially enjoyed the Admiral's need to remove all Sir Walter's mirrors. But I didn't go for Captain Wentworth's letter - it felt like the kind of thing we girls want our men to write, but they don't write those things. Maybe JA never really worked out how to manage it either, bearing in mind there is more than one reconciliation device.
Review by lauraodom
How can you not love a heroine with the name “Anne Elliot.” It’s such a perfect name. For some reason, I find Persuasion is a little harder to get into than some of Austen’s other novels. I still like it, but especially in the beginning, I find myself re-reading passages to find out who’s who and what relation they have. It seems almost a passive book… not much is holding the hero and heroine apart but themselves, and there are no strong characters to adore or hate, in my opinion. Still, it’s Austen, and if you like Austen, it’s a must-read.<br/><br/>Would I recommend this to my BFF? Yes.<br/>To my teenage daughter? Sure.