Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion

Jane Austen with Gillian Beer (Contributor)

288 pages first pub 1817 (editions)

fiction classics literary romance emotional slow-paced
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Jane Austen's moving late novel of missed opportunities and second chances centres on Anne Elliot, no longer young and with few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she was persuaded by others to break off her engagement to poor, handsome nava...

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Community Reviews Summary of 52,652 reviews

Moods

emotional 65%
hopeful 47%
lighthearted 47%
reflective 46%
funny 27%
relaxing 23%
inspiring 10%
challenging 6%
sad 6%
tense 3%
adventurous 2%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 55%
medium 39%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 67% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 86% | Yes: 6% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.11

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