Jane Austen and Gillian Beer


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Persuasion by Austen, Jane
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'In Persuasion, Jane Austen is beginning to discover that the world is larger, more mysterious, and more romantic than she had supposed' Virginia Woolf

Jane Austen's moving late novel of missed opportunities and second chances centres on Anne Elliot, no longer young and with few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she was persuaded by others to break off her engagement to poor, handsome naval captain Frederick Wentworth. What happens when they meet again is movingly told in Austen's last completed novel. Set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis and Bath, Persuasion is a brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, and a mature, tender love story tinged with heartache.

Edited with an Introduction by Gillian Beer

Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 04/29/2003
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.5lbs
Size: 7.60h x 5.10w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780141439686
Age: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 12
Point Value: 19
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 50678 / Persuasion

About the Author
JANE AUSTEN (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. She is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey.

GILLIAN BEER is King Edward Professor of English at the University of Cambridge and President of Clare Hall.