Book :: Persuasion

By: Jane Austen
Pages: 308
Published: 1818
Genre(s): Romance
Historical Fiction
Rating: (15)


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Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

This is Jane Austen's last adult novel, and one well worth reading. Anne Elliot was engaged to a naval officer but broke off the engagement due to a friend convincing her that it was not a good match. Eight years later Anne still regrets that decision, and when her former fiance' comes back as a successful sea captain she is not sure what to do or if he still cares for her. The reader is led through an interesting story of relationships, misunderstandings, and nervous encounters. Captivating story.

Apr 16th, 2020

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Oct 21st, 2019

haleymotl haleymotl

Jan 27th, 2018

forline forline

wonderful but not my favorite

Jan 5th, 2018

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Fede Fede

Feb 20th, 2014

red13x red13x

It took me awhile to get into this, but I did enjoy the book.

Nov 6th, 2013

skhamilt skhamilt

First classic I read that was unabridged.

Aug 11th, 2013

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35th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

38th on The Big Read by BBC