From the editor of the popular "Annotated Pride and Prejudice" comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen's "Persuasion "that makes the beloved novel an even more satisfying and fulfilling read. Here is the complete text of "Persuasion "with hundreds of annotations on facing pages, including:
Explanations of historical context
Citations from Austen's life, letters, and other writings
Definitions and clarifications
Literary comments and analysis
Plentiful maps and illustrations
An introduction, a bibliography, and a detailed chronology of events
Packed with all kinds of illuminating information from what Bath and Lyme looked like at the time to how bathing machines at seaside resorts were used to how Wentworth could have made a fortune from the Napoleonic Wars David M. Shapard's delightfully entertaining edition brings Austen's novel of second chances vividly to life.
About the Author
Jane Austen (1775 1817) was born in Hampshire, England, where she spent most of her life. Though she received little recognition in her lifetime, she came to be regarded as one of the great masters of the English novel.
David M. Shapard is the author of "The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, " "The Annotated Persuasion, The Annotated Sense and Sensibility, The Annotated Emma, "and "The Annotated Northanger Abbey. "He graduated with a Ph.D. in European History from the University of California at Berkeley; his specialty was the eighteenth century. Since then he has taught at several colleges. He lives in upstate New York."