Northhanger Abbey - Persuasion

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Read Books, Jan 1, 2007 - Fiction - 448 pages
37 Reviews
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This story was a quick peek into the social life of Bath in the late 1700s. While I knew before reading it the novel was a satire of Gothic literature, it seemed forever to reach that stage. The book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deborah - Goodreads

I read "Persuasion"...I LOVE the STORY...but, the "writing" or "narrative" of this book...was not to my liking...It is one of the FEW times...that I "LOVE" the MOVIE over the book... Read full review

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Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors.

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