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  • Published: 26 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9780718198206
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download

Persuasion




Launching a major new audiobook series: Penguin English Library

Penguin Classics presents Jane Austen's Persuasion, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actress Geraldine McEwan.

'Her attachment and regrets had, for a long time, clouded every enjoyment of youth; and an early loss of bloom and spirits had been their lasting effect'Persuasion, Jane Austen's last novel, is a moving, masterly and elegiac love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.

It tells the story of Anne Elliot, who, persuaded to break off her engagement to the man she loved because he was not successful enough, has never forgotten him. When he returns, he brings with him a tantalising second chance of happiness ...

Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

  • Published: 26 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9780718198206
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download

About the author

Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16 December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.

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