Everyone has their
Austen, and this is mine. Sparer, more savage—and also more poignant than Pride and Prejudice
, this is a novel that tells us wisely and wittily about the nature of romantic entanglements and the follies of being human. It isn't riven with the deep, muscular ironies of, say, Emma
, but there is something about the dry lightness of Persuasion
that is deceptive. It stays with you long after you've read it.
— Nigella Lawson
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