"The public ...is rather apt to be unreasonably discontented when a woman does marry again, than when she does not. " 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.
This a Penguin Classic paperback 2006.