"You pierce my soul. I am half-agony, half-hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever." 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.
With this Penguin Classic Edition of "Persuasion" you are owning one of Jane Austen's most famous novels presented in a beautiful clothbound cover with foil stamped into the design created by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. There are many cover versions of Jane's novel but we feel sure that this version of "Persuasion" will stand out on your bookcase and become a cherished part of your Jane Austen collection.
Clothbound Hardback 2011