ISBN: 9789384225506 Pages: 240 Size: 197 x 138 mm Format: Hardback Weight: 350 gm.
About The Book
"Sidelined by her vain father, Sir Walter Elliot, and her self-indulgent
elder sister, Elizabeth, Anne Elliot has always been swayed by others
in her life decisions. Tough times force the Elliots to shift from their
beloved home, Kellynch Hall, to Bath and Anne uses this opportunity
to visit her sister, Mary Musgrove.
But this trip brings with it a fated meeting with the man she had
once loved and rejectedï¿½Captain Frederick Wentworth. Confronted
with each other again as they move in the same social circle, will
Captain Wentworth get over the past? Will Anne step out of her
shell and the boundaries set by her familyï¿½s false sense of pride to
come to terms with her true feelings for the Captain?
In Persuasion, Jane Austen uses a host of characters to string
together a tale of love, while remarking on the societal facades and
eccentricities of the English in the early 19th-century."
About Jane Austen
Born on 16 December 1775 in Steventon, Hampshire, Jane
Austen was one of eight children of George Austen, a clergyman, who assisted as the rector of the Anglican parishes. Jane began writing as a teenager. In 1783, along with her sister Cassandra, she was sent to Oxford where she was taught by Mrs Ann Cawley. When the sisters caught typhus, both were sent home and Jane attended boarding school in Reading from early 1785. Since the Austen family couldn't afford the school fees, Jane returned home in 1786. In 1796, Jane began writing First Impressions and completed the first draft in August 1797, (later published as Pride and Prejudice). During this time, her father tried publishing one of his daughter's novels. In her early years, Jane had unrestricted access to her father's library and her father too would provide her expensive stationery to encourage her. In 1797, George Austen wrote to Thomas Cadell, a famous publisher in London, asking if First Impressions could be considered. Meanwhile, during mid-1798, Jane began working on Susan (later published as Northanger Abbey). Again, the manuscript was offered to a London publisher who paid 10 pounds for the copyright. The book remained unpublished for a long time and eventually, Jane had to repurchase the copyright from the publisher in 1816. Northanger Abbey was published posthumously in 1818. In 1816, Jane's health deteriorated due to Addison's disease, and she went to Winchester for treatment. She died there on 18 July 1817. As a writer, Jane achieved critical acclaim only after her death. Her body of works include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. In 1833, her works were republished in Richard Bentley's Standard Novels series, and illustrated by Ferdinand Pickering. These became immensely popular and almost 52 years after her death, in 1869, her nephew published A Memoir of Jane Austen, reintroducing the writer to her readers.