Persuasion (Collins Classics) (Austen, J.) [paperback]
Number of pages: 320
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older: the natural sequel of an unnatural beginning.
Anne Elliot is persuaded by her friends and family to reject a marriage proposal from Captain wentworth because he lacks in fortune and rank. More than seven years later, when he returns home from the Navy, Anne realises she still has strong feelings for him, but wentworth only appears to have eyes for a friend of Anne's.