Jane Austen’s final novel once again takes a clear-eyed, witty look at love, social pretensions, and emotional confusion. Eight years ago, Anne Elliot was happily engaged to Frederick Wentworth—until her friend, Lady Russell, persuaded her that Frederick was “unworthy.” Now, Frederick has returned, a wealthy captain in the navy, while Anne’s family verges on bankruptcy. Anne still loves Frederick—but will her past mistakes keep them apart?
About the Author
Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English author known primarily for her six major novels set among the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Considered defining works of the Regency Era and counted among the best-loved classics of English literature, Austen’s books include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. The latter two were published after her death.
Date of Birth:December 16, 1775
Date of Death:July 18, 1817
Place of Birth:Village of Steventon in Hampshire, England
Place of Death:Winchester, Hampshire, England
Education:Taught at home by her father