|Book File Type:||PDF Download / Read Online|
|PDF Author:||Jane Austen|
|Publication Date:||Apr 04, 1817|
|Genre:||Romance novel, Regency romance, Social satire|
|Movie Release Date:||Apr 06, 1997|
Persuasion by Jane Austen is a novel that tells the story of Anne Elliot, a young woman who has been persuaded by her family to reject the marriage proposal of Captain Frederick Wentworth due to his lack of wealth and social status. Eight years later, Anne finds herself unmarried and regretting her decision, while Captain Wentworth returns to the area as a successful naval officer and a desirable bachelor. The novel explores themes of class, social mobility, and the power of persuasion.
Through Anne's journey, Austen offers a critique of the rigid class structures of her time and the social pressures that prevented people from following their hearts. The novel is also a love story that celebrates the power of second chances and the resilience of the human spirit.
One of the most famous quotes from the book is "All the privilege I claim for my own sex (it is not a very enviable one; you need not covet it), is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone." This quote speaks to the enduring power of love and the strength of women in the face of adversity. Another notable quote is "I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives." This quote challenges the stereotypes of women as passive and emotional, and asserts their right to be treated as rational and independent individuals.
Released in 1817, Persuasion is one of Austen's most beloved novels, known for its nuanced characters and witty dialogue.Download Persuasion from below or purchase a copy from Amazon.
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