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Persuasion

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ISBN 10: 0141439688 / 0-14-143968-8
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Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Softcover
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"Even as a little girl, my favorite was, as it still is, 'Persuasion', the tale of a lonely, intelligent spinster of 27 who has been induced to give up her engagement to the man she loves. Her tale has a desperate, quiet intensity....It still moves me, when the more romantic heroines of my youth...have come to seem a little absurd."

Anthony Lane, 09/25/1995

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"Unlike any of Austen's other novels, 'Persuasion' has a borrowed plot. It is an obvious version of the Cinderella story. Anne has two sisters, both of whom are mean to her...Her father...has no appreciation of Anne's goodness, talents, and sensibilities. The family uses Anne as a servant. And Captain Wentworth will be her Prince Charming. There is no evil stepmother in this Cinderella story, but Lady Russell is the obvious candidate. Austen's prose lifts this Cinderella plot..to the level of important literature."

A. S. Byatt, Washington Post Book World, 02/07/1999

 

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. Her last completed novel, marrying witty social realism to a Cinderella love story, Jane Austen s Persuasion is edited with an introduction by Gillian Beer in Penguin Classics . 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, acquiescing to the demands of her class at the expense of her happiness. But when Wentworth returns from the Napoleonic wars rich and famous, Anne finds her affection rekindled - even though Wentworth seems more interested in Anne s friend Louisa Musgrove. Set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis and Bath, Persuasion is a brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, but, above all, it is a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities. In her introduction, Gillian Beer discusses Austen s portrayal of the double-edged nature of persuasion and the clash between old and new worlds. This edition also includes a new chronology and full textual notes. Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature s most famous women writers. Austen began writing at a young age, embarking on what is possibly her best-known work, Pride and Prejudice , at the age of 22. She was the author of Sense and Sensibility , Pride and Prejudice , Emma , Persuasion , Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey . If you liked Persuasion , you may enjoy George Eliot s Middlemarch , also available in Penguin Classics . The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal . (Virginia Woolf). Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780141439686

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. Her last completed novel, marrying witty social realism to a Cinderella love story, Jane Austen s Persuasion is edited with an introduction by Gillian Beer in Penguin Classics . 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, acquiescing to the demands of her class at the expense of her happiness. But when Wentworth returns from the Napoleonic wars rich and famous, Anne finds her affection rekindled - even though Wentworth seems more interested in Anne s friend Louisa Musgrove. Set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis and Bath, Persuasion is a brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, but, above all, it is a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities. In her introduction, Gillian Beer discusses Austen s portrayal of the double-edged nature of persuasion and the clash between old and new worlds. This edition also includes a new chronology and full textual notes. Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature s most famous women writers. Austen began writing at a young age, embarking on what is possibly her best-known work, Pride and Prejudice , at the age of 22. She was the author of Sense and Sensibility , Pride and Prejudice , Emma , Persuasion , Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey . If you liked Persuasion , you may enjoy George Eliot s Middlemarch , also available in Penguin Classics . The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal . (Virginia Woolf). Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780141439686

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