Persuasion

Jane Austen

Illustrated by Hugh Thomson
4.14 based on 495588 ratings & 16829 reviews on Goodreads.com
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14 July 2016
9781509826902
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Synopsis

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

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features gorgeous illustrations by Hugh Thomson and an afterword by author and critic Henry Hitchings.

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?

Persuasion seems to be the Jane Austen novel that has most touched our readers’ hearts

Sam Jordison - Guardian

Persuasion is Austen’s most mature and melancholic novel, a frost-tipped exploration of the meaning of love and a quietly savage critique of Regency England’s obsessions with money and class

Claire Allfree - Telegraph