Persuasion: An Annotated Edition - Jane Austen, Robert Morrison

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a shopper in possession of gift list must be in want of a good book.  OK, I’m a Jane Austen fan.  Even so, I had never read Persuasion.  But when Persuasion: An Annotated Edition (Harvard Univ., $35) arrived on the shelves, I knew I had to pick it up. Not unlike its relative from last year, Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition, this book is for any Austenite (even if you have read the novel before) or for any collector of beautiful books. All you need to do is open it up to see what I mean.  The editor, Robert Morrison, uses side-notes instead of endnotes, so readers can easily go from text to note and back again.  The notes carefully explain archaic words, provide commentary, and generally help elucidate the text.  Similarly, illustrations, engravings, and paintings are carefully chosen to add depth to the story and provide insight into the world in which Austen lived.  Oh, and did I mention, there’s a great love story there too? Truly a gorgeous book and a great gift.

Persuasion: An Annotated Edition By Jane Austen, Robert Morrison (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674049741
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Belknap Press - November 7th, 2011