Persuasion

Jane Austen

Wanda McCaddon (Narrator)

10-07-00

7hrs 59min

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10-07-00

7hrs 59min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Classics

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“There’s no one to touch Jane [Austen] when you’re in a tight place.” Rudyard Kipling

The last novel completed by Jane Austen before her death, Persuasion is often thought to reflect on the author’s own lost love.

Sir Walter Elliot has raised his three daughters with his own sense of haughty pride. Elizabeth, at twenty-eight, has found no one good enough to marry, while Mary has, with some condescension, married the son of the local squire. The youngest, Anne, was persuaded to throw off her fiancé, Frederick Wentworth, eight years ago due to his lowly station in life.

When Wentworth returns from the Napoleonic Wars as a captain of wealth and rank, Anne must confront her remorse and her unrequited love for him as he appears to court another woman.

This is a story of second chances, humility, and the perseverance of love.

Praise

“There’s no one to touch Jane [Austen] when you’re in a tight place.” Rudyard Kipling

“Persuasion...is to me the most profound of her novels, and demonstrates a fresh mastery of Shakespearen inwardness.” Harold Bloom

“[Austen] is a prose Shakespeare. She has a multitude of characters, all, in a certain sense, commonplace. Yet they are all as perfectly discriminated from each other as if they were the most eccentric of human beings.” Thomas Macaulay

“Jane Austen’s last work, published posthumously in 1817, is her deepest and most introspective. Austen’s view of the drawing apart and coming together of Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth is both wintry and warm.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“As always, 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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Language English
Release Day Oct 6, 2000
Release Date October 7, 2000
Release Date Machine 970876800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Craig Black
Categories Classics, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Classics, Literary Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Evergreen Classics, Evergreen Classics, Literature & Fiction
Author Bio
Jane Austen

Jane Austen (1775–1817) is considered by many scholars to be the first great woman novelist. Born in Steventon, England, she later moved to Bath and began to write for her own and her family’s amusement. Her novels, set in her own English countryside, depict the daily lives of provincial middle-class families with wry observation, a delicate irony, and a good-humored wit.

Narrator Bio
Wanda McCaddon

Wanda McCaddon (d. 2023) narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, sometimes with the pseudonym Nadia May or Donada Peters. She earned the prestigious Audio Award for best narration and numerous Earphones Awards. She was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.

Overview

The last novel completed by Jane Austen before her death, Persuasion is often thought to reflect on the author’s own lost love.

Sir Walter Elliot has raised his three daughters with his own sense of haughty pride. Elizabeth, at twenty-eight, has found no one good enough to marry, while Mary has, with some condescension, married the son of the local squire. The youngest, Anne, was persuaded to throw off her fiancé, Frederick Wentworth, eight years ago due to his lowly station in life.

When Wentworth returns from the Napoleonic Wars as a captain of wealth and rank, Anne must confront her remorse and her unrequited love for him as he appears to court another woman.

This is a story of second chances, humility, and the perseverance of love.

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