Persuasion

by

Jane Austen

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The Navy

The Navy is discussed by many characters in the novel, from the admiring Louisa and Henrietta to the more pragmatically appreciative Anne. As a vehicle of social mobility, it offers the potential for men…

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Kellynch Hall

Kellynch Hall is the Elliot family estate and a symbol of the prestige of the baronetcy. As the family home, it is holds a special significance not only for the vain baronet, Sir Walter

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The Baronetage

The Baronetage is Sir Walter’s favorite book, because it records the families of British nobility—“the history and rise of all the ancient and respectable families”—among which the Elliots are included. The beginning of the… read analysis of The Baronetage