This special edition invites fans inside the world of Anne Elliot. It includes the full text of Persuasion, plus gorgeous, removable replicas of the characters' letters and other paper ephemera.
Captain Wentworth's letter to Anne Elliot remains one of the literature's most unforgettable confessions. It is the jewel at the heart of Persuasion, Jane Austen's captivating story of second chances and enduring love. Throughout the story, letters, newspapers, maps, and other paper ephemera reveal the characters' deepest motivations and shape their destinies. Anne's snobbish father obsesses over a written history of their noble family, and a page from the Bath Chronicle reveals the elaborate social scene of the town where the lovers are finally reunited.
This deluxe edition brings all of this and more to life. As you read the novel, you will find pockets throughout containing replicas of thirteen items from the story, re-created with exquisite calligraphy and painstaking attention to historical detail. For anyone who loves Jane Austen or still cherishes the joy of letter writing, this book deepens the experience of a favorite story in an entirely new way.
BELOVED STORY: PERSUASION is a much beloved classic, cherished by romantic readers everywhere. This project hits all the sweet spots for Austenites while offering something new to beguile them.
PERSUASION ADAPTATIONS IN THE WORKS: With not one but two new film adaptations of Persuasion on the horizon, now is the perfect time to revisit the original text in a unique way, with physical ephemera that links you directly to Austen's world.
UNIQUE FORMAT: From the masterful calligraphy to the painstaking attention to historical detail to the hand-folding of the letters to the quality of the materials—each book is an object made by fans for fans. This edition offers an immersive experience of the story, stands apart on the shelf, and makes for a truly lovely gift and keepsake.
- Jane Austen fans
- Moms, daughters, grandmothers, and girlfriends
- Book clubbers
- Letter writers
- Collectors of vintage ephemera
Barbara Heller (curator) is a set decorator for film and television and a writer and director of award-winning short films. Her previous books include special editions of Pride and Prejudice and Little Women. She lives in New York City.