Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition), Paperback Book

Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback

Illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780143106289



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