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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jane Austen’s final novel is the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who gets a second chance. As a teenager she becomes engaged to a man who seems perfect for her, Frederick Wentworth. But she is persuaded to break the engagement off by her friend Lady Russell, who believes that he is too poor to be a suitable match. The episode plunges Anne into a period of bleak disappointment.

Eight years later, Frederick returns from the Napoleonic Wars flushed with success. Anne’s circumstances have also changed; her father’s spendthrift ways mean he has been forced to lease the family home to a naval family. Will Anne and Frederick rediscover their love? Can their changed fortunes inhibit their feelings? Persuasion is a story of self-knowledge and personal regeneration, of social change and emotional politics. It is Austen’s most mature work, and also her most wickedly satirical.

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  • “Austen’s storytelling is so confident, you can’t help but allow yourself to be taken on the enjoyable journey.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Barbara | 2/9/2014

    " Gotta love Jane Austin. Great study of life of the times for women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Malle | 1/28/2014

    " Love all Jane Austen books... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Benji Binks | 1/20/2014

    " I can't read these kinds of novels often, but I get my girly fill once ever 1-2 years. This is one of my favorites though... Not sure why... Maybe just the simplicity of it? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chatita | 1/13/2014

    " My favorite work by Jane Austen. "

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