Persuasion (Vintage Classics Austen Series): Jane Austen - Vintage Classics Austen Series (Paperback)
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Persuasion (Vintage Classics Austen Series): Jane Austen - Vintage Classics Austen Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 26/06/2014
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'In Persuasion, Jane Austen picks up the pen to tell us who we are and what we want' Independent

Eight years ago Anne Elliot bowed to pressure from her family and made the decision not to marry the man she loved, Captain Wentworth. Now circumstances have conspired to bring him back into her social circle and Anne finds her old feelings for him reignited. However, when they meet again Wentworth behaves as if they are strangers and seems more interested in her friend Louisa. In this, her final novel, Jane Austen tells the story of a love that endures the tests of time and society with humour, insight and tenderness.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LYNNE TRUSS

VINTAGE CLASSICS AUSTEN SERIES - all six of Jane Austen's major novels, beautifully designed and introduced by our finest contemporary writers.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099589327
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 232 g
Dimensions: 178 x 129 x 20 mm


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Everyone has their Austen, and this is mine. Sparer, more savage - and also more poignant than Pride and Prejudice, this is a novel that tells us wisely and wittily about the nature of romantic entanglements and the follies of being human. It isn't riven with the deep, muscular ironies of, say, Emma, but there is something about the dry lightness of Persuasion that is deceptive. It stays with you long after you've read it -- Nigella Lawson
I worship all of Austen's novels, but if I have to choose one over the others, I plump for the autumnal pleasures of Persuasion. This is the last work Austen completed before her death in 1817, and it is rather more tender and melancholy in tone than the novels that preceded it. I read it once or twice a year, whenever I feel in need of a good cry -- Zoe Heller
A subtle and elegiac novel - more heartfelt than some of her earlier romances and with a truly appealing heroine -- Joanna Trollope
Female self-worth could have been invented by Jane Austen. No wonder we still value her -- Germaine Greer * Guardian *
It is a sort of a private novel. In the heroine, Anne Elliot, we have glimpses of Austen and what happened to her; the lost romance and the lost youth -- Julian Fellowes * Sunday Express *

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“Favourite Austen”

I am in love with this book! I had to buy a new copy because the one I bought at Chawton in 1996 was getting tatty as I'd re-read it so often. I love the slow burn story of Anne and Frederick being reunited, of... More

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“Perfect for a gift”

I bought the whole Jane Austen collection as a birthday present for my partner and they were perfect! The pictures honestly don't do these books justice! And when they are all sitting together as a set they look... More

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“Gorgeous”

Beautiful book, beautiful 1800's language, True JA Classic

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