by Jane Austen
At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her firend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Fredrick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. What happens when they encounter each other again is movingly told by Jane Austen's last completed novel. Set in the fashionable society of Lyme Regis and Bath, Persuasion is a brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, but, above all, it is a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.