Persuasion by Jane Austen

Of all Jane Austen’s great and delightful novels, Persuasion is widely regarded as the most moving. It is the story of a second chance. Anne Elliot, daughter of the snobbish, spendthrift Sir Walter Elliot, is a woman of quiet charm and deep feelings. When she was nineteen, she fell in love with–and was engaged to–a naval officer, the fearless and headstrong Captain Wentworth. But the young man had no fortune, and Anne allowed herself to be persuaded, against her profoundest instinct, to give him up.Now, at twenty-seven, and believing that she has lost her bloom, Anne is startled to learn that Captain Wentworth has returned to the neighborhood, a rich man and still unwed. Her never-diminished love is muffled by her pride. He seems cold and unforgiving. Even worse, he appears to be infatuated by the flighty and pretty Louisa Musgrove. What happens as Anne and Wentworth are thrown together in the social world of Bath–and as an eager new suitor appears for Anne–is touchingly and wittily told in a masterpiece that is also one of the most entrancing novels in the English language.

The 254th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 20th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  2. - 43rd on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  3. - 51st on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  4. - 82nd on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)

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