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Overview

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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.

Tense

Persuasion is told in the past tense.

About the Title

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.

Summary

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