- Publisher: Penguin Classics Hardcover; Reprint edition
- ASIN: B00E28UU2O
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
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Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics) Reprint Edition by Jane Austen published by Penguin Classics Hardcover (2009) Hardcover
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As the story opens, Sir Walter Elliot, a vain and foppish baronet facing bankruptcy, is persuaded to rent his home and move his family to Bath to economize on expenses. The unmarried middle daughter, Anne, is assigned responsibility for closing up the house and turning it over to the prospsective renters. Anne is shocked to learn that the renters are an Admiral Croft and his wife, whose brother is her former fiancee Frederick Wentworth, once a young naval officer, now a wealthy captain. Their first encounter will be awkward and painful for Anne, who regrets not having married Wentworth. Wentworth himself is still in search of a wife. Thus begins a delicate dance. Can Wentworth pass up younger and more attractive women to take a second look at Anne? Is Anne herself clear in what she wants? Will the two former lovers find a way to a second chance to make the right choice?
In this final novel, Anne wrestles with a dilemma common to Austen heroines, whether to marry for love or money and security. There is much humor and more than a little suspense in Austen's story, and an exploration of the dilemma. "Persuasion" is a well-written and moving story, filled with the usual well-developed characters and often biting social commentary of a Jane Austen novel. It is very highly recommended to her fans and to those readers looking for an excellent period romance.
Glad to have revisited this book and will revisit others but don't think they will be by Jane Austen. My book was downloaded onto my Kindle from Amazon.
An earlier work by Austen but you can clearly see the brilliance that was to be achieved with at least one later novel.
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