|aPersuasion /|cJane Austen; retold by Clare West.
|aOxford :|bOxford University Press,|cc2008.
|a104 p. :|bill. ;|c20 cm.
|aOxford bookworms library. Classics. Stage 4
|aStage 4: 1400 headwords.
|aWord count: 19,370.
|aAt nineteen Anne Elliot refuses an offer of marriage from Frederick Wentworth, persuaded to do so by Lady Russell, a friend of her dead mother. Wentworth is a sailor, with no money and an uncertain future, says Lady Russell - just a nobody, certainly not worthy of a baronet's daughter. Eight years later Wentworth returns, a rich and successful captain, looking for a wife. Anne is still unmarried, but Captain Wentworth clearly prefers the company of the two Musgrove girls.
|aEngland|xSocial life and customs|y19th century|vFiction.