Persuasion (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Flexi Edition)

Author(s): Jane Austen

International Fiction

&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RPersuasion&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RJane Austen&&L/B&&R, is part of the&&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R



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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&RIn her final novel, as in her earlier ones, &&LB&&RJane Austen&&L/B&&R uses a love story to explore and gently satirize social pretensions and emotional confusion. &&LI&&RPersuasion&&L/I&&R follows the romance of Anne Elliot and naval officer Frederick Wentworth. They were happily engaged until Anne's friend, Lady Russell, persuaded her that Frederick was "unworthy." Now, eight years later, Frederick returns, a wealthy captain in the navy, while Anne's family teeters on the edge of bankruptcy. They still love each other, but their past mistakes threaten to keep them apart. &&LP&&RAusten may seem to paint on a small canvas, but her characters contain the full range of human passion and moral complexity, and the author's generous spirit renders them all with understanding, compassion, and humor. &&L/P&&R&&LP&&R&&LB&&RSusan Ostrov Weisser&&L/B&&R is a professor of English at Adelphi University, where she specializes in nineteenth-century literature and women's studies. Weisser also wrote the introduction to the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of &&LI&&RJane Eyre&&L/I&&R. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R

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General Fields

  • : 9781435169463
  • : Barnes & Noble, Incorporated
  • : Barnes & Noble, Incorporated
  • : February 2019
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Special Fields

  • : 823.7
  • : 240
  • : Jane Austen
  • : Other book format