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Persuasion

Jane Austen

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Description:

Jane Austen's final novel is the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who gets a second chance. As a teenager she becomes engaged to a man who seems perfect for her, Frederick Wentworth. But she is persuaded to break the engagement off by her friend Lady Russell, who believes that he is too poor to be a suitable match. The episode plunges Anne into a period of bleak disappointment. Eight years later, Frederick returns from the Napoleonic Wars flushed with success. Anne's circumstances have also changed; her father's spendthrift ways mean he has been forced to lease the family home to a naval family. Will Anne and Frederick rediscover their love? Can their changed fortunes inhibit their feelings? Persuasion is a story of self-knowledge and personal regeneration, of social change and emotional politics. It is Austen's most mature work, and also her most wickedly satirical.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anne Flosnik

Length:

8h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

43:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

41:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:28