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Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Book: Paperback | 129 x 198mm | 272 pages | ISBN 9780143106289 | 06 Oct 2011 | Penguin Classics
Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Jane Austen's last novel, and her debut in our award-winning graphic-cover series. With cover illustration by Audrey Niffenegger, and an introduction by Colm Tóibín.

Written during Jane Austen's race against failing health, Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who-at twenty-seven-is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years ago, she was persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. When Anne and Frederick meet again, he has acquired both, but still feels the sting of her rejection. A brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, Austen's last completed novel is also a movingly told love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.

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