Persuasion

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Broadview Press, 1998 M08 11 - 312 pages

For her last novel’s plot, Austen returns to the tensions of inheritance; but the once satisfactory solution—security on a landed estate—no longer applies. Here, Anne, the unappreciated middle daughter of the Elliots, has new choices to make, between the customs and traditions in which she was brought up and the excitement of the unknown.

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A nice quote showing Anne's astute observation of the relationship between Admiral Croft and his wife by describing what happens when the Admiral takes her for a drive: "But by coolly giving the reins ... Read full review

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I saw the Masterpiece version years before reading this, so was interested to see how they differed. Not much, but then Masterpiece knows how to translate book to screen with the best of them. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Acknowledgements
38
Appendix A The cancelled chapters of Persuasion
259
Extracts from Jane Austens letters
275
Appendix F From the Annual Register London 1806
289
Select Bibliography
304
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Linda Bree author of Sarah Fielding, has taught literature at the Universities of London and Essex. She is currently Editor of British and European Literature at Cambridge University Press.

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