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Part of the Wordsworth Classics Series
May 2014 Guest Editor Daisy Goodwin on Persuasion...
I love Jane Austen with a deep and enduring passion, and I think the story of Anne Elliott’s second chance is possibly my favourite. The way that she revives as a character like a flower soaking up water is quite miraculous. It is also has a plot of clockwork perfection. I read this book at least once a year and I always find something new to marvel at.
Introduction and Notes by Elaine Jordan, Reader in Literature, University of Essex.
What does persuasion mean - a firm belief, or the action of persuading someone to think something else? Anne Elliot is one of Austen's quietest heroines, but also one of the strongest and the most open to change. She lives at the time of the Napoleonic wars, a time of accident, adventure, the making of new fortunes and alliances.
A woman of no importance, she manoeuvres in her restricted circumstances as her long-time love Captain Wentworth did in the wars. Even though she is nearly thirty, well past the sell-by bloom of youth, Austen makes her win out for herself and for others like herself, in a regenerated society.
Publication date: 05/06/1993
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
|Publication date:||5th June 1993|
|Author:||Jane Austen, Elaine (Reader in Literature, University of Essex) Jordan|
|Publisher:||Wordsworth Editions Ltd|
|Genres:||Classics, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Classic fiction (pre c 1945),|
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