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Persuasion
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December 31, 1969
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Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne's family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. All the tension of the novel revolves around one question: Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?

Jane Austin once compared her writing to painting on a little bit of ivory, 2 inches square. Readers of Persuasion will discover that neither her skill for delicate, ironic observations on social custom, love, and marriage nor her ability to apply a sharp focus lens to English manners and morals has deserted her in her final finished work.(

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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN
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i read this book for the first time about 3 years ago and it is by far my favorite book of all time i love all of jane austens books but this one is my favorite it tell a timeless story that shows that love can last forever even if you have to wait. it tells the classic story of boy and girl who almost fall in love and there families keep them apart they go off in different directions and after each other spose's die they meet agin and have anouther chance at love and even after all that time they find out that there feeling have never changed its a beautiful love story that will for ever stand the test of time in my heart  i think anyone and everyone should read this classic (boy or girl) so READ IT!!!!!

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Persuasion is in my own mind, Austen's greatest literary work. It was her final novel completed before her death and published posthumously. The passion between Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth is palpable and the "letter" at end always makes my eyes well up with tears. Some scholars say Austen based the character of Anne on herself, and it shows in the sheer passion of the novel. Like most of her works, she deals with the social issues of the time, and though the ending is predictable, at times it doesn't seem so which makes for a suspenseful read. (
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