Topic: All of us have read Classics at some point of our life. Choose your favorite Classic.
My favourite classic novel hands down is Persuasion by Jane Austen. I became obsessed with Jane Austen after watching BBC’s Pride and Prejudice, but the first Austen novel I ever read was Persuasion. The story of love lost and second chances really spoke to me and it has been one of my favourite novels ever since.
Eight years before the the story begins, Anne Elliot was happily engaged to Frederick Wentworth, a naval officer. However, the engagement is broken when she is persuaded by Lady Russell (a family friend) that Wentworth was not a good match for her. When Wentworth returns as a rich captain, Anne is forced to address her feelings of regret and guilt for the pain she caused.
Persuasion has many of the same themes as Austen’s other works, but I find it to be her most serious and stripped back piece of work. This was probably because it was written while she was very ill and ended up being released after her death in 1818.
Original Book Cover
Favourite Book Covers:
1. Barnes and Noble leather bound edition from 2012.
2. Random House UK Vintage Austen edition from 2008.
3. Penguin English Library edition from 2012.
Least Favourite Book Covers:
1. Toby Press edition from 2004.
2. Penguin Classics Deluxe edition from 2011.
3. Penguin English Library edition.