David Stuart Davies looks at the most popular of Sir Walter Scott's novels ...
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The 18th of July marks 200 years since the death of Jane Austen.
To mark the day, Sally Minogue writes on Persuasion, Jane's last full novel that was published posthumously. Read her blog here
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About the book: What does persuasion mean - a firm belief, or the action of persuading someone to think something else? Anne Elliot is one of Austen's quietest heroines, but also one of the strongest and the most open to change. She lives at the time of the Napoleonic wars, a time of accident, adventure, the making of new fortunes and alliances.
A woman of no importance, she manoeuvres in her restricted circumstances as her long-time love Captain Wentworth did in the wars. Even though she is nearly thirty, well past the sell-by bloom of youth, Austen makes her win out for herself and for others like herself, in a regenerated society.
H. G. Wells and the Natural World
Emily Alder looks at the his early scientific romances and the mastery of nature ...