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
One of England s most beloved authors, Jane Austen wrote such classic novels as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Northanger Abbey. Published anonymously during her life, Austen s work was renowned for its realism, humour, and commentary on English social rites and society at the time. Austen s writing was supported by her family, particularly by her brother, Henry, and sister, Cassandra, who is believed to have destroyed, at Austen s request, her personal correspondence after Austen s death in 1817. Austen s authorship was revealed by her nephew in A Memoir of Jane Austen, published in 1869, and the literary value of her work has since been recognized by scholars around the world.