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The Conversation: ‘Persuasion:’ Jane Austen’s greatest novel turns 200

By Robert Morrison, Professor of English Language and Literature, Queen’s University
This article is republished from The Conversation.

When I was asked a few years ago if I would like to edit one of Jane Austen’s novels, I quickly answered that I would be happy to, and especially if I could edit her greatest novel.

“I’m sorry, Rob,” was the reply. “Someone is already editing Pride and Prejudice.”

“That’s ok,” I said, much relieved. “Pride and Prejudice is not Austen’s greatest novel. Jane Austen’s greatest novel is Persuasion.”


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