The Connell Guide to Jane Austen's Persuasion

By John Wiltshire

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According to a study at Liverpool University, the works of Shakespeare, Austen and other great writers are rocket boosters to the brain and better therapy than any self-improvement guide. Created and edited by Jolyon Connell, the founder of The Week, Connell Guides will help you truly understand and enjoy these classic works. They are concise, accessible and easy to read.

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Persuasion was first published in 1818, after Jane Austen's death. The novel was hardly reviewed at all when it appeared, but over time has become probably the favourite Austen book after Pride and Prejudice. One was written when Austen was a young, marriageable woman, the other when she was in her forties, and it features a heroine who, at twenty-seven, could in those days be destined, like Austen herself, to life as a spinster. The atmosphere of the two books is quite different, like the social world they depict one light and bright and sparkling as Jane Austen herself called it, the other more sombre, shadowed by several deaths, and sometimes gentle and sometimes savage in its irony. But Persuasion has endeared itself to readers because the romance it celebrates takes place so convincingly within a constrict- ing and believable social world. It s a love story for adults.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Connell Guides
Publication Date 30 Jun 2016
ISBN 9781911187318
Number of Pages 115

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