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Persuasion [Kindle Edition]

Jane Austen
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  • File Size: 407 KB
  • Print Length: 170 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1451539347
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083Z6AH6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A second chance at love October 7, 2014
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In Jane Austen's time, young women were taught that it was practically their duty to "marry well" -- someone of at least equal social/financial standing.

But if a woman turned down a suitor for being poor, she ran the risk of losing the man she loved. That's the problem for Anne Elliott, the heroine of Jane Austen's final novel "Persuasion" -- a delicate romance that takes place AFTER the romance, rejection and heartrending sorrow. There's some slight roughness around the edges, but the story and the characters are simply brilliant.

Eight years ago, Anne Elliott was engaged to the handsome, intelligent and impoverished sailor Frederick Wentworth, but was persuaded to dump him by the family friend Lady Russell.

Now she's twenty-seven (ancient by the time's standards), and her vain father Sir Walter is facing financial ruin. So he decides to relocate to Bath and rent out the vast family estate -- and it turns out that the new tenant is Frederick's brother-in-law. Of course, Anne still loves Frederick, but he doesn't seem to feel the same, especially since he's rumored to be interested in some younger, flirtier girls.

And Anne's worries increase when she joins her family in Bath, where her father is attempting to live the lifestyle he feels he deserves (since he's a baronet). His heir, William Elliott, recently reestablished contact with his relatives -- and he seems very interested in Anne. But Anne suspects that he has ulterior motives... even if she doesn't realize how Frederick truly feels about her.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the language October 30, 2014
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You have to READ it to understand it! Let me explain; most books that are any good (in my view) have an ability to carry the reader from one sentence to the next while staying connected to the brain's reasoning capability. Not so with Jane Austin's "Persuasion". The story-line is simple: love and flirtation and money and winning and losing. Packing all that into a book would normally be success or failure. But with Ms. Austin she has such beautifully crafted, perfect sentences that they often stop you in your tracks because you KNOW what is meant, you just have to gasp and go back over it to understand how she got there to make it --- make sense!.

No one in this day and age writes quite like Ms. Austin, but there is something in the bestseller, most successful authors you can FEEL when you read them that let's you know they have been through the Austin boot camp!

Read it. Read it slowly.Read it aloud!!! Read it so that you can taste it, Read it and reread it....the book is a key clue of who we English speaking people are.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite book by Austen May 15, 2014
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This is my favorite book written by Jane Austen (& I've read all her published books plus the posthumous Lady Susan). This last novel by Austen combines her personality analysis with her wonderful storytelling skills in a way that, in my opinion, surpasses even Pride and Prejudice.

Shocking, I know.

I heartily recommend the reading of this book to anyone who will understand and appreciate it. In other words, anyone that is a "teenager" (young adult) should be able to read this novel with delight. Guys, you may not read it with delight, but, no doubt, you still will enjoy it. And I do so recommend you read it. It is not a sappy love story (I tend to despise those), as aforestated it is a wonderful analysis, story, and work of art. Yes, I think effective storytelling is a work of art.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not one of her better books November 4, 2014
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I tried really hard to like this book. I really did. I know a lot of people love it. Judging by the reviews, I am in the minority. This book was almost the same plot as Pride and Prejudice, except for the fact that the main character was apparently over the hill at the age of 27. The book started off well enough, but the middle was just so boring. It was filler. I have no idea why Jane Austen felt the need to write about Louisa hitting her head on the concrete. So ridiculous. Jane Austen redeemed herself somewhat with the ending. The language between Anne and her lost love was beautiful. I was so glad when they finally communicated to each other, and not just because the book was finally over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First Rate Novel! April 13, 2013
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I loved Persuasion. It is a first rate Jane Austen novel. As it is written in a form of older English language some sentences require a second read for full comprehension. But all in all a very enjoyable read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good read February 4, 2013
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a classic but still timely. people never change much. clothing changes but the people inside stay pretty much the same
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars rating February 2, 2013
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excellent book, love the characters and its an easy and quick read. i love reading the books more the watching the movies.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jane Austen's "Best" November 17, 2013
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It's funny that "Pride and Prejudice" is Jane Austen's most well-known book when "Persuasion" is clearly superior in plot and character development. Don't get me wrong--"P&P" is a phenomenal novel, but "Persuasion" (with its Cinderella motifs) will pull at your heartstrings much more than her classic "P&P."
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 days ago by Tranette Turrietta
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Good read. Jane Austen could not write a bad book.
Published 4 days ago by Winsome7
5.0 out of 5 stars Very romantic
Wonderful story. The best in my opinion after Pride and Prejudice.
Published 4 days ago by Sirenia
3.0 out of 5 stars but very far from Jane Austen's best work.
Adequately entertaining, but very far from Jane Austen's best work.
Published 6 days ago by Stephen K. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars damnnnnnn!!!
It had me glued from start to the end. Reading this gave me a warm satisfactory feeling. A perfect ending.
Published 6 days ago by crystalinesheryl
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful
One of her better books, in my opinion, although Pride and Prejudice will always be my favorite. This is a close second, an easy read, and captivating from the start.
Published 6 days ago by Candace B
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good character development, but oh so hard to get into the vernacular from the 1800's.
Published 7 days ago by Christine Cash
4.0 out of 5 stars Good classic
A classic!
Published 9 days ago by Vanessa Chavarria
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay but not Austen's best
This is an interesting read, but it is definitely not my favorite Austen. It seems to lack the depth of irony and play, though it is still a lovely read.
Published 10 days ago by Elaine Light
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable - old favorite
I have long known and loved this book! It is an ode to lasting love and mature, modest, and unselfish lovers.
Published 10 days ago by susan brown
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