The Elliot family is titled and fit naturally into fashionable English society. So when Anne Elliot falls in love with Frederick Wentworth, a young naval officer of little means, she is eventually persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to terminate the engagement. But persuasion can be a double-edged sword. Eight years later, at 27, she is seemingly faced with no future prospects, destined for spinsterhood. What happens when Anne and Frederick meet again? Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. A brilliant satire where vanity and pretension know no bounds.