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Persuasionav Jane Austen96
Finns även somJane Austen's most mature and wickedly satirical final novel with gorgeous illustrations. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features gorgeous illustrations by Hugh Thomson and an afterword by author and critic Henry Hitchings. Persuasion follows the story of Anne Elliott, who as a teenager was engaged to a seemingly ideal man, Frederick Wentworth. But after being persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that he is too poor to be a suitable match, Anne ends their engagement. When they are reacquainted eight years later, their circumstances are transformed: Frederick is returning triumphantly from the Napoleonic War, while Anne's fortunes are floundering. Will their past regrets prevent them from finding future happiness?
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Emperor, 30 mars 2021
I am still amazed how enthralled I am by Jane Austens novels.
In a time where graphic violence or explicit sex in massive amounts try to capture our interest Austen manages to get us into the novel by good writing and just the small things happening.
A glance, a word can mean so much.
After a while you feel so much for the characters, you are nearly in love with them yourself.
And of course, this is a fantastic window into the social class Jane Austen lived in, their... Läs hela recensionen
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Persuasion seems to be the Jane Austen novel that has most touched our readers' hearts -- Sam Jordison * Guardian * Persuasion is Austen's most mature and melancholic novel, a frost-tipped exploration of the meaning of love and a quietly savage critique of Regency England's obsessions with money and class -- Claire Allfree * Telegraph *
Jane Austen was born in 1775 in rural Hampshire, the daughter of an affluent village rector who encouraged her in her artistic pursuits. In novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma she developed her subtle analysis of contemporary life through depictions of the middle-classes in small towns. Her sharp wit and incisive portraits of ordinary people have given her novels enduring popularity. She died in 1817.