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Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen; Gillian Beer
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend La.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Named Person: Anne Elliot, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Austen; Gillian Beer
ISBN: 0141439688 9780141439686
OCLC Number: 51272286
Awards: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Description: xxxvii, 250 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The Penguin edition of the novels of Jane Austen --
Chronology --
Introductiion --
Further reading --
Note on the text --
Persuasion --
Volume one --
Volume two --
Emendations to the text --
Notes.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Jane Austen ; edited with an introduction and notes by Gillian Beer.
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Anne Elliot, twenty-seven and still single, seems destined for spinsterhood. In her youth, she broke off an engagement to penniless Captain Wentworth at the insistence of her friend Lady Russell,  Read more...

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Critics, especially [recently], value "Persuasion" highly, as the author s most deeply felt fiction, the novel which in the end the experienced reader of Jane Austen puts at the head of the list. . . Read more...

 
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