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by Jane Austen

Persuasion Resources

Movie or TV Productions

Persuasion (1960)

The first adaptation, a BBC miniseries, possibly destroyed when the BBC cleaned out their closets in the 1970s.

Persuasion (1971)

Another miniseries adaptation for British television – available on DVD, but moves at the speed of pudding.

Persuasion (2007)

Yet another British television version, with Anthony Stewart Head (Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Sir Walter.


Persuasion (2007)

Trailer for the most recent television adaptation.

Jane in (2008)

Jane Austen for President!


Persuasion at Librivox
Offers downloads of an audio version of the text in several formats.


Jane Austen, from life

The only definite portrait of Jane Austen, done by her sister Cassandra.

Jane Austen, popularized

Engraving which prettifies the Cassandra sketch.

The Cobb steps at Lyme Regis

The steps from which Louisa falls.

Persuasion title page

From the first edition of Persuasion. Note how Jane Austen's name isn't actually on the title page.

View of Bath

How Bath looks today.

Persuasion, Illustrated

Pictures from illustrated editions of the text.


Persuasion FAQ

Extensive information about the novel from Austen fan site The Republic of Pemberley.

A Calendar for Persuasion

A chronology of events in the novel, with notes on inconsistencies.

British System of Rank

Exactly how much better is a viscount than a baronet? Find out here.


The journal of the Jane Austen Society of North America discusses all Austen’s novels, not just Persuasion.


Jane Austen lives! Frequently updated news and snark from a devoted Janeite.

Rocky Horror Persuasion Show

Script of callbacks to the 1995 film adaptation, in the style of Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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