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Jane Austen's beloved and subtly subversive final novel of romantic tension and second chances. Soon to be a motion picture from Netflix starring Dakota Johnson and Henry Golding.
Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who at twenty-seven is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years ago, she was persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. When Anne and Frederick meet again, he has acquired both, but still feels the sting of her rejection. A brilliant satire of …mehr

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Jane Austen's beloved and subtly subversive final novel of romantic tension and second chances. Soon to be a motion picture from Netflix starring Dakota Johnson and Henry Golding.

Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who at twenty-seven is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years ago, she was persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. When Anne and Frederick meet again, he has acquired both, but still feels the sting of her rejection. A brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, Austen s last completed novel is also a deeply felt and relatable love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.

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Autorenporträt
Jane Austen, the daughter of a clergyman, was born in Hampshire in 1775, and later lived in Bath and the village of Chawton. As a child and teenager, she wrote brilliantly witty stories for her family's amusement, as well as a novella, Lady Susan. Her first published novel was Sense and Sensibility, which appeared in 1811 and was soon followed by Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. Austen died in 1817, and Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were published posthumously in 1818.
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Critics, especially [recently], value Persuasion highly, as the author s most deeply felt fiction, the novel which in the end the experienced reader of Jane Austen puts at the head of the list. . . . Anne wins back Wentworth and wins over the reader; we may, like him, end up thinking Anne s character perfection itself. from the Introduction by Judith Terry