Jane Austen's last work, Persuasion is the oft-cited favorite of many Austen admirers. Anne met Captain Frederick Wentworth when she was only 19, but at the time, Wentworth was deemed an unsuitable catch and she was forced to break off the relationship. Now, eight years later, the pair meets again; and while Wentworth has now become a "catch", have his feelings for Anne remained the same? Persuasion, like Austen's other novels, lampoons the plight of young women who can only escape their families through marriage and points out the foolishness of women who believed they were free. 188 pages, softcover.