Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion

By Jane Austen

  • Release Date: 1817-01-01
  • Genre: Littérature sentimentale
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 33 Ratings
Download Now
The file download will begin after you complete the registration. Downloader's Terms of Service | DMCA

Description

Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma and completed it in August 1816. She died, at age 41, in 1817; Persuasion was published in December of that year (but dated 1818). More than eight years before the novel opens, Anne Elliot, then a lovely, thoughtful, warm-hearted 19-year old, accepted a proposal of marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. He was clever, confident, and ambitious, but poor and with no particular family connections to recommend him. Sir Walter, Anne's fatuous, snobbish father and her equally self-involved older sister Elizabeth were dissatisfied with her choice, maintaining that he was no match for an Elliot of Kellynch Hall, the family estate. Her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne's late mother, persuaded her to break the engagement, for she, too, felt it was an imprudent match that was beneath Anne.

Reviews

  • Très bon

    5
    By Fantossucette
    Même si l'on ne m'enlèvera pas de l'esprit que ce format ne vaut pas un bon livre en PAPIER, il a l'avantage d'être gratuit et disponible facilement. Quant au roman inutile de vous dire que c'est un histoire splendide, en nuance et en délicatesse comme savait si bien les écrire Jane Austen. Je le recommande.

keyboard_arrow_up