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Persuasion by Jane Austen

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Persuasion by Jane Austen

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Anne Elliot lives at the time of the Napoleonic wars, a time of accident, adventure, the making of new fortunes and alliances. A woman of no importance, she manoeuvres in her restricted circumstances as her long-time love Captain Wentworth did in the wars.

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What does persuasion mean - a firm belief, or the action of persuading someone to think something else? Anne Elliot is one of Austen's quietest heroines, but also one of the strongest and the most open to change. She lives at the time of the Napoleonic wars, a time of accident, adventure, the making of new fortunes and alliances. A woman of no importance, she manoeuvres in her restricted circumstances as her long-time love Captain Wentworth did in the wars. Even though she is nearly thirty, well past the sell-by bloom of youth, Austen makes her win out for herself and for others like herself, in a regenerated society.

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SKU GOR000466726
Title Persuasion
Author By (author) Jane Austen
Contributor Introduction by Nicola Humble
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Year Published 1993
Page Number 208
ISBN 1853260568
ISBN13 9781853260568
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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