Persuasion is a novel written by author Jane Austen and set in Bath, which was a health resort that Austen had lived at in the early 19th century. It is a story of Anne Elliot, who falls in love with a poor yet ambitious naval officer. Her family being upset with her choice, persuade her to end the relationship. Eight years later, Anne re-encounters her former love and finds that he is working to court her younger neighbor.
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.