"All the privilege I claim for my own sex....is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone." Persuasion, 1818
A young Anne Elliot is persuaded to break her engagement to the poor but very handsome naval Captain Wentworth only to realise years later that her one true chance of love and happiness may have been lost. This novel centres on what happens when they meet again after eight years. Jane Austen's final completed novel is set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis and Bath. It has been described as the most romantic of all her novels.
A Wordsworth Classics with introduction, notes and illustrations
Paperback 224 pages
Complete and Unabridged