Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback
by Jane Austen
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: 21/07/2011
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780143106289