Persuasion - Jane Austen

Persuasion

By Jane Austen

  • Release Date: 1818-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,621 Ratings

Description

A woman of no importance, she manoeuvres in her restricted circumstances as her long-time love Captain Wentworth did in the wars. Even though she is nearly thirty, well past the sell-by bloom of youth, Austen makes her win out for herself and for others like herself, in a regenerated society.

Reviews

  • Austen's best?

    5
    By Pokeraddict
    While Pride and Prejudice might be Austen's best-crafted plot and characters, Persuasion is her best page-turner. It is hard to put down and easy to quote!
  • Par

    3
    By Lee1914
    Not exciting or intense predictable In this case the movies are better
  • Persuasion

    5
    By Bonzi5387
    Better than the movies. Wonderful read.
  • Persuasion

    2
    By truefeather77
    This has the worst of Austen’s failings: everything happens inside the heroine’s head, there’s almost no conversation between the two principles, and after building and building to a desired end, when it comes, it’s delivered in summary, as if you were reading a blurb for a movie. She’s an author who goes under or around her fences, and that is limp, disappointing, and not endearing.
  • Persuasion

    5
    By Fil Jose
    I read it three time and I still want to read it again.
  • Persuasion

    5
    By Zamagirl
    Love it like all of Austen's books!!
  • Persuasion

    5
    By Unhappy photo-haulic
    As always and before, loved it!
  • Persuasion

    5
    By Cowboys number 12
    Perfectly Austen. Well worth the investment in time and money.
  • Persuasion

    4
    By Jatsygirl
    Thoroughly enjoyed this book, once I acquainted myself with the old English way of speaking.
  • Persuasion

    5
    By mrep65
    I have so enjoyed this book. I love Jane Austen's writing. She develops characters who you come to know completely. She put them into situations that were fun to follow without the need for them to be vulgar, violent, or vicious.