Persuasion JANE AUSTEN "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope .. I have loved none but you" Jane Austen's final finished novel, Persuasion tells the story of two people --Anne Elliot and navy Captain Frederick wenntworth -- who were once betrothed and in love but parted ways under unfortunate circumstances. Eight years later, their paths cross again -- but shrounded i feelings of regert and bitterness. Amidst endless distractions and hurdles, will Anne and Frederick find their way back to each other? Will they ne given a second chance at love? Narrated in Austen's typical eloquent style -- witty and subtly sarcastic -- Persuasion is about love that evolves and matures in the face ofife's many difficulties.