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Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition), Paperback / softback Book

Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback / softback

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

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