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Persuasion: By Jane Austen

Persuasion: By Jane Austen

Jane Austen

ISBN: 9780413711700

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Winner of the 1996 BAFTA for Best Single Drama

Jane Austen's classic novel is the story of Anne Elliot. Engaged eight years previously to a young navel officer, Frederick Wentworth, she allowed herself to be persuaded by a trusted family friend that the young man she loved wasn't an adequate match, and that she had better prospects. The scene opens some seven years after Anne has refused the love of her life when Frederick Wentworth returns from the sea, in search of a wife.
Nick Dear's critically acclaimed screen play was first screened on BBC2 in April 1995 and was subsequently released worldwide as a feature film.
Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Jane Austen is one of the most iconic writers of 19th Century England, because of her blend of romanticism and realism in her novels of the landed gentry. She lived her entire life as part of a close family in the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The full support of her family was critical to ... view full profile

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