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Author: Jane Austen

Year Published: 1817

Type: Novel

Genre: Romance

Perspective and Narrator:

Persuasion is told by a third-person omniscient narrator. While the narrator has access to the history of the Elliot family, narration remains close to Anne Elliot's viewpoint. Sometimes the narrator includes conversations the protagonist is not present for and uses free indirect discourse to offer insight into other characters.


Persuasion is told in the past tense.

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The plot of Persuasion is driven by the main character's willingness to let others dictate her life. She was persuaded as a young woman not to marry the man she loved and has suffered for this decision ever since.


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