The Annotated Persuasion

The Annotated Persuasion

By Jane Austen; David M. Shapard (Editor); David M. Shapard (Introduction by)

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780307390783, 508pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2010

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 an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature.