Persuasion

Persuasion

Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentwo Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happ...

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Title:Persuasion
Author:Jane Austen
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:Persuasion
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:249 pages pages

Persuasion Reviews

  • Ted
    Mar 31, 2008
    One of the major sources of contention and strife in my marriage is the disagreement between my wife and me over what is the best Jane Austen novel (yes, we are both more than a bit geekish in our love of words and literature--our second biggest ongoing quarrel is about the merits of t...
  • Trevor
    Jul 09, 2008
    What can I possibly tell you about Jane Austen? I really enjoyed this. I really like that by the end you get to move a bit out of the head of the main character, away from her self-deprecations and almost masochistic lacerations and get to see what Captain Wentworth actually did think ...
  • Vicki
    Aug 18, 2007
    This is my favorite Austen book (actually, it's my favorite book, period). I originally read it in grad school, in an Austen scholarship class. I'd tried reading it before, when I was a bit younger, but couldn't get into it. But you think differently after being made to read every Aust...
  • Diane
    Aug 14, 2007
    For the past few years, I've chosen one favorite book to reread during winter break. Last year it was Jane Eyre, the year before it was Emma. This year I decided to spend Christmas with Anne Elliot and Captain Frederick Wentworth. They are wonderful company! Anne is wise and well-s...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 20, 2010
    933. Persuasion, Jane Austen Persuasion is the last novel fully completed by Jane Austen. It was published at the end of 1817, six months after her death. The story concerns Anne Elliot, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to lower their expenses and get out of de...
  • Sarah
    Jun 12, 2010
    I just... I can't... *sigh* See, it's like this: I'm a third of the way through this book. I already know I don't like it. If finish it, review it, and rate it as I see fit, you'll all get mad. You'll say that I just didn't understand the book. Or, you'll express bewilderment at m...
  • Jason Koivu
    May 07, 2011
    Talk about persuasion! In Jane Austen's Persuasion our hero and heroine are neither interesting nor do they have an obvious magnetic attraction for one another. As readers we always knew they'd get together in the end, and yet we're still glad they do. That's the power of Jane Austen's...
  • Duchess Nicole
    May 27, 2011
    This is one of those books...you know, one of those that sits on your shelf, looking pretty and making you feel a bit less of the uncultured swine that you really are. At least, it eased my guilt a little bit just to look at my bookshelves and see it nestled in with all of my other unr...
  • Apatt
    Aug 29, 2013
    I first read Persuasion in 2013, I didn't really like it then yet I just reread it. Why? I didn't hear you ask. Because subsequent to that I went on to read all her other novels, there are not that many of them, I am not sure how that happened either, I think it was because I like her ...
  • Nataliya
    May 02, 2010
    Dear Miss Austen, Ummm... Anne Elliot is past her youth and bloom??? Heh? She is MY AGE! Scratch that - she is younger than me. ** ..........Basically, get off my lawn, kids. I mean it.............. In all seriousness, this is the first Jane Austen book that does not fea...
  • Aubrey
    Jan 23, 2015
    4.5/5 I powered through this reread for an Emma tag team two-tome essay due in less than a fortnight, so if this review seems myopic in one or more particular directions, that's why. The brutally paced parsing of the text this time around is probably why I found the introduction and...
  • Julie
    Feb 03, 2018
    Persuasion by Jane Austen is a 2016 Enhanced Media publication. (Originally published in 1817) A wonderfully pleasant classic by one of my favorite writers. When I was invited to review a new book, the premise of which, is a modern -day retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion, I ...
  • Henry Avila
    Aug 06, 2014
    Are second chances possible ? Readers of this marvelous book by Jane Austen her last completed, will find out...Anne Elliot, 19, tense and insecure, had broken an engagement to Frederick Wentworth, 23, the family objected to the poor sailor, with no apparent prospects, her father Sir W...
  • Cyndi
    Aug 18, 2015
    Although I adore all of Austen's books, this is one of my favorites. I always imagine Jane, herself, meeting up with her lost love and finally marrying him. So romantic...except, well, there are all those lost years of loneliness. And, in the case of Anne Eliot, there's the years of sl...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Apr 06, 2013
    "I must go, uncertain of my fate...? 4.5 stars. I love Jane Austen, and I love the plot of Persuasion: Two people who loved each other deeply and parted badly, meeting again after eight years apart. Everything seems to combine to prevent their ever being able to come to an unde...
  • Zoë
    Oct 30, 2016
    Jane Austen never disappoints me! This was the first time I've read this book, and, since it's one of her less popular novels, I didn't know what to expect. However, I quickly was swept up into the story and felt all of Anne's emotions like they were my own. I really enjoyed how, unlik...
  • Maureen
    Oct 05, 2016
    I really REALLY loved this a lot. It's probably my third favorite Jane Austen book. It stands pretty heavily on a lot of miscommunication tropes which can be annoying if done wrong, but these are done SO RIGHT. I more loved the characters than the actual story. It was interesting enoug...
  • Samadrita
    Nov 14, 2012
    It's a worrisome affair if you have to plod through an Austen work all the while unsuccessfully battling the urge to slap more than half of the central characters. And this comes from someone who is well-accustomed to Austen's often whiny, vain, and hilariously self-deluded characters ...
  • Ana
    Jan 20, 2017
    I'm sorry, I just can't. I loved Pride and Prejudice. Sense and Sensibility was a pleasant surprise. This, however, was a letdown. The characters are unlikeable, the plot is about as interesting and compelling as a cooking show. Maybe it's just me. Maybe I just can't appreciat...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    Jan 28, 2016
    4.5 stars I was nervous that the hype surrounding Jane Austen would make this book seem subpar to me. I'm not a huge reader of classics-- a fact i'm working on rectifying-- so when I wasn't very much enjoying the first two chapters, I got nervous. But as soon as I pushed through to ...
  • Kat ☠
    Jul 14, 2014
    I want to share something with you. It's a long story and while it might initially seem irrelevant to this book, I assure you there is a point to it. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin. During the summer of 2008 my bestie and I were preparing to go to universit...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Jan 11, 2016
    Definitely not as good as Pride & Prejudice in my opinion. I felt like I didn't know Captain Wentworth as well as I got to know Mr Darcy and I wasn't as pulled in by the story. The writing is still beautiful and I loved getting an insight into the 1800's, but it wasn't my favourite...
  • Sean Gibson
    May 21, 2015
    Shiftless layabouts lay about shiftlessly, search for love in all the wrong places, find it. Okay, so, it's not Jane Austen's best work. But, it's still Jane Austen. Which means it's pretty great, even if you feel icky actually caring about characters who are, by and large, pretty u...
  • Foad
    Jul 21, 2016
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  • Bookdragon Sean
    Feb 02, 2016
    Jane Austen is ruthless and brilliant; she is sarcastic, subtle and superbly witty. She writes in such a matter of fact way that the absurdity of her characters is in plain sight. Sir Walter Elliot is a complete fool. Austen doesn?t need to tell her reader this, she shows it to them....
  • Lizzy
    Apr 23, 2016
    I liked Persuasion because it deals with a bittersweet theme close to all our hearts: second chances. Who did not at one point suffer a love disappointment? Doesn?t it follow that we deserve to dream that one day what was lost could be reconquered? Anne and Frederick meet again. Will...
  • Lisa
    Feb 04, 2018
    to persuade (verb) ?to make someone do or believe something by giving them a good reason to do it or by talking to that person and making them believe it? Jane Austen delivers a PERSUASIVE analysis of the concept of PERSUASION, slowly PERSUADING the reader that being of a PE...
  • emma
    Nov 16, 2016
    5/5 stars I?ve got a new favorite Jane Austen book, baby! My first time adding a book to my all-time favorites list in eight MONTHS! Yes, this one usurps Pride & Prejudice. I can hardly believe it. P&P remains in my mind the greatest love story ever told (...
  • Piyangie
    Mar 08, 2018
    Persuasion is said to be the best work of Jane Austen. While I have certain reservation on that conviction, I do see why it is said so. By all means Persuasion is different to her preceding work that I have read: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma. In all these wor...
  • Maddie
    May 27, 2016
    Currently free on Kindle - Enjoy!! https://www.amazon.com/Persuasion-Wis... https://www.amazon.com/Persuasion-Jan... What is Persuasion according to the dictionary? ? Persuasion is something meant to get you to do or accept something as true! If you?re not sure ...