Out on 07 November 2024


Jane Austen

Illustrated by Hugh Thomson

07 November 2024
312 pages


A gorgeous new pocket-sized special edition bound in real cloth with foiled edges and a ribbon marker to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth in 2025. The designs are inspired by Jane Austen’s life and work.

Jane Austen's most mature and wickedly satirical final novel with gorgeous illustrations.

Persuasion follows the story of Anne Elliott, who as a teenager was engaged to a seemingly ideal man, Frederick Wentworth. But after being persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that he is too poor to be a suitable match, Anne ends their engagement. When they are reacquainted eight years later, their circumstances are transformed: Frederick is returning triumphantly from the Napoleonic War, while Anne's fortunes are floundering. Will their past regrets prevent them from finding future happiness?

With original illustrations by the celebrated Hugh Thomson and bonus material about the design.