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Persuasion (Modern Library Classics)
Persuasion - Modern Library Classics
Author: Jane Austen
Called a 'perfect novel' by Harold Bloom, Persuasion was written while Jane Austen was in failing health. She died soon after its completion, and it was published in an edition with Northanger Abbey in 1818. — In the novel, Anne Elliot, the heroine Austen called 'almost too good for me,' has let herself be persuaded not to marry Frederick ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780375757297
ISBN-10: 0375757295
Publication Date: 6/12/2001
Pages: 224
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4.3 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Modern Library
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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If you're a Jane Austen fan, you can't miss this. The story of love lost and then found again in the style that only Jane Austen can write. Keep the kleenex handy.
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A Jane Austen classic with gentle satire, great characters and a wonderful look into the genteel world of 19th century England
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Probably my favorite Austen novel! It was her last book and critics agree it is her most romantic. I adore the heroine (even more than- gasp- Elizabeth Bennett) because she is just an all-around good hearted lady who endures her family's indifference towards her. I, too, was in tears at the end after reading Cpt Wentworth's letter. Such a romantic book.
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This is my second favorite Jane Austen book. Pride and Prejudice bore no competition until I discovered this little heartbreaker... perhaps even more heartfelt and teachable.
and after this one - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.

and I recommend both BBC movies !!
but only after reading the books !!
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Not as complicated as her other novels, Jane Austen's Persuasion and its heroine Anne are none-the-less little gems. It is said that Jane herself idenitfied most closely with Anne Elliot and her situation. The surrounding characters are beautifully drawn; you will recognize many of them in our own society. It takes a while to appreciate Anne, something that her family never did, because she is so quiet. You will enjoy getting to know her.

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