A beautiful novel about true love which lasts and survives several obstacles including a long separation. Anne Elliott broke all ties with Captain Wentworth, a naval officer, eight years ago after being persuaded that it was in everybody’s best interest. Through this touching love story Austen also criticizes the hypocrisy and meaningless class distinction prevalent in her society. A must read! This Super Large 20pt Edition has been optimized for readers with substantial loss of normal vision who prefer intense bold 20pt large type.
Anne Elliot, heroine of Austen's last novel, did something we can all relate to: Long ago, she let the love of her life get away. In this case, she had allowed herself to be persuaded by a trusted family friend that the young man she loved wasn't an adequate match, social stationwise, and that Anne could do better. The novel opens some seven years after Anne sent her beau packing, and she's still alone. But then the guy she never stopped loving comes back from the sea. As always, Austen's storytelling is so confident, you can't help but allow yourself to be taken on the enjoyable journey.