Persuasion is Jane Austen's last novel, published posthumously in 1818. The story follows 27-year-old Anne Eliot, who is much older than the central characters in Austen's other books. Having fallen in love with and persuaded to reject a poor naval officer 8 years ago, Anne re-encounters him as a wealthy captain. She is then forced to deal with her regret for past actions and growing jealousy as he courts another woman. This ebook is also part of The Complete Works of Jane Austen.