From My Bookshelf: Persuasion

In case you didn’t know, I am pro-buying multiple editions of books. Even those I haven’t read yet. My Jane Austen collection is particularly – ahem – stacked, and among the titles I haven’t read, Persuasion stands three spines across. Okay, so they actually stand in alphabetical then publication order, but that doesn’t sound as snappy. 

Anyway, I have three paperback editions of Persuasion, which I’m sharing for this installment of From My Bookshelf.Persuasion | Jane Austen | Penguin ClassicsPersuasion | Jane Austen | Barnes & Noble Classics

Persuasion | Jane Austen | Signet ClassicsThe first is my Penguin Classics edition, which is pretty standard and doesn’t really need an explanation.

The second is my Barnes & Noble Classics edition – the small version. I love these editions (I have a couple other books in this edition) because they are great for marking up/annotating, they easily fit in a bag, and they’re pretty sturdy.

The third is a Signet Classics edition, which is my favorite of the three. This used little book is just so charming, and I have a copy of this edition of Northanger Abbey, so that makes this version even more special to me and my shelves.

2019 will be the year that I finish reading my unread Jane Austen books – this is my official announcement. I’ll check back in later in the year to see if I actually stick to this plan. 😏 Have you read Persuasion? Does the same book take up a lot of space on your books, because you can’t help yourself when you see a new edition? Do you have a list of editions you wish you could purchase right now? Share your joys and wants in the comments.

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “From My Bookshelf: Persuasion

  1. Hannie says:

    Persuasion is my first and only Jane Austen so far. I’ve read it twice. The first time, I hated it and dragged myself kicking and screaming through it. The second time, however, I fell in love with Austen’s wit and characters! I think it’s especially interesting that the main romantic interest didn’t just fall into money and worked his way up, which is a rarity of the Victorian era. I should probably read more of Austen’s books, but I’m afraid that they won’t compare to this one!

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    • Kelsey says:

      Oh interesting. Good for you for giving it another try; I’m glad it paid off! 😊 Of course I can’t compare Persuasion to other Austen novels I have read, but if you love her wit and characters, I don’t believe you would be disappointed (but I do understand the hesitation).

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  2. rebekahrochester says:

    Wow, I love your signet classics edition! It’s so charming and the artwork is quite unique with just her skin being coloured in.
    I bought a second edition of Emma because I found a beautiful cloth-bound 1962 Folio Society edition with woodcut-engraved illustrations!
    Hope you enjoy Persuasion 🙂

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    • Kelsey says:

      I think so too!
      And wow – Folio Society editions are always so beautiful, and yours sounds especially so! Cheers to beautifully crafted books. 😊

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    • Kelsey says:

      Thank you! I’d like to say that I don’t actively seek out more editions of books I already have, but that would be a lie. 😆 Thank you for your comment!

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  3. raiswatirai says:

    Oh my god! These are some beautiful, collector’s editions- yes I have read mots of Austen’s work and the beauty of the age and the language is so well condensed in her writing. Magnificent!

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  4. Darlene says:

    I love all her books and have read them all more than once. Persuasion is excellent and I have a vintage leather bound copy of it. I have a number of copies of each of JA’s books. You must read all of them, especially Emma. So very good.

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