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  1. Persuasion: An Annotated Edition
    Persuasion: An Annotated Edition
    Persuasion: An Annotated Edition
    Persuasion: An Annotated Edition
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  2. Persuasion: An Annotated Edition

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Published posthumously with Northanger Abbey in 1817, Persuasion crowns Jane Austen’s remarkable career. It is her most passionate and introspective love story. This richly illustrated and annotated edition brings her last completed novel to life with previously unmatched vitality. In the same format that so rewarded readers of Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition, it offers running commentary on the novel (conveniently placed alongside Austen’s text) to explain difficult words, allusions, and contexts, while bringing together critical observations and scholarship for an enhanced reading experience. The abundance of color illustrations allows the reader to see the characters, locations, clothing, and carriages of the novel, as well as the larger political and historical events that shape its action.

In his Introduction, distinguished scholar Robert Morrison examines the broken engagement between Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth, and the ways in which they wander from one another even as their enduring feelings draw them steadily back together. His notes constitute the most sustained critical commentary ever brought to bear on the novel and explicate its central conflicts as well as its relationship to Austen’s other works, and to those of her major contemporaries, including Lord Byron, Walter Scott, and Maria Edgeworth.

Specialists, Janeites, and first-time readers alike will treasure this annotated and beautifully illustrated edition, which does justice to the elegance and depth of Jane Austen’s time-bound and timeless story of loneliness, missed opportunities, and abiding love.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I own far too many copies of each Jane Austen novel. I fall under the same spell that many fans succumb to... I hope that in finding just one more addition, I might find just a little more information about the novel. So the Annotated Edition of Persuasion is the perfect book for a reader like me.

I'm not going to review the novel itself here. That has been done countless times. This review is for the Belknap Harvard Annotated Edition, edited by Robert Morrison. This is the second in the Belknap Harvard series of Austen Annotated, and I hope that there will continue to be many more. The first book in the series - Pride and Prejudice - did not disappoint. This edition doesn't either.

First things first, this book fails slightly as the coffee table type book that it is intended to be. Pride and Prejudice came in a beautiful, waxy dust jacket that felt rich. The dust jacket on Persuasion feels cheap. Inside, the books are nearly identical, with cloth covers and end... Read more
It's true that the slipcover isn't as nice as the Pride & Prejudice one, but the rest of the book is the same high quality and the the illustrations and annotations are delightful. This has been my first time reading Persuasion and I found it very enjoyable, greatly enhanced by the preface and annotations. The next release will be on my must-buy list automatically. I hope they annotate all of Jane Austen's work, including her short stories and that I will have a very nice Annotated Austen section on my bookshelf.

I think this series is one of the best examples of annotated books on the market, they truly add to the reading experience and offer several opinions on select passages. I'd love to see other books as lovingly annotated as Jane Austen.
The annotated Persuasion is a lovely book, with a gleaming dust jacket, liberal application of color illustrations within, and a nice painting on the cover. Amusingly, the ear ends up being on the spine above the title. I had read Persuasion before, but forgotten most of it, so it was good to reread. While the annotations were in a finer print than the novel, and a little dryer reading, I found them quite informative. There was a wealth of historical information, including everything from the invention of the McAdam (macadam) road surface to the quality of houses and streets mentioned by characters. There are also brief explanations whenever a common word is used oddly, which would be nice in many old books.

While a good half of the annotation, by my estimate, did consist of these explanatory and historical notes, Robert Morrison, the annotator, also had a fair amount of literary commentary. Some of this consisted of citations of common or well-known literary experts,... Read more
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