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Persuasion (The Winchester Austen)

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  • Sales Rank:2,820,101
  • Format:Import
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:3
  • Pages:496
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1
  • Dimensions (in):8.7 x 5.8 x 0.8
  • Publication Date:2008
  • ISBN:190302563X
  • EAN:9781903025635
  • ASIN:190302563X
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Synopsis
Jane Austen's final novel is the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who gets a second chance. As a teenager she becomes engaged to a man who seems perfect for her, Frederick Wentworth. But she is persuaded to break the engagement off by her friend Lady Russell, who believes he is too poor to be a suitable match. The episode plunges Anne into a period of bleak disappointment. Eight years later, Frederick returns from the Napoleonic Wars flushed with success. Anne's circumstances have also changed; her father's spendthrift ways mean he has been forced to lease the family home to a naval family. Will Anne and Frederick rediscover their love? Can their changed fortunes inhibit their feelings? Persuasion is a story of self-knowledge and personal regeneration, of social change and emotional politics. It is Austen's most mature work, and also her most wickedly satirical.

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