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Persuasion

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ISBN-10: 1593081308

ISBN-13: 9781593081300

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jane Austen, Susan Ostrov Weisser, Susan Ostrov Weisser

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In her final novel, as in her earlier ones, Jane Austen uses a love story to explore and gently satirize social pretensions and emotional confusion. "Persuasion" follows the romance of Anne Elliot and naval officer Frederick Wentworth. They were happily engaged until Anne's friend, Lady Russell, persuaded her that Frederick was "unworthy." Now, eight years later, Frederick returns, a wealthy captain in the navy, while Anne's family teeters on the edge of bankruptcy. They still love each other, but their past mistakes threaten to keep them apart. Austen may seem to paint on a small canvas, but her characters contain the full range of human passion and moral complexity, and the author's…    
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Barnes & Noble, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works…