Persuasion by Jane Austen
Like the earlier works Persuasion is a tale of love and marriage, told with the irony, insight and just evaluation of human conduct which sets her novels apart. But the heroine - like the author - is more mature; the tone of the writing more somber. Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth have met and separated years before. Their reunion forces a recognition of the false values that drove them apart. The characters who embody those values are the subjects of some of the most withering satire that Jane Austen ever wrote.
Includes a memoir of the author by James Edward Austen-Leigh.
Penguin Books, 1985.
ISBN: 9780140430059. 400 pp.
Introduction by D.W. Harding.
Softcover. Very good.
Marks to fore-edge. Owner's sig.