Discuss how Persuasion fits into the larger canon of Austen’s novels. By this I mean, what has developed in terms of style, theme, politics, etc? What has stayed the same? Are there ways this novel seems different from other novels? Why/why not? How does Persuasion help us understand Austen’s work, and early 19th-century British culture more generally? And importantly, how does understanding how Persuasion builds on Austen’s earlier novels help us understand this novel? Feel free to take this in any direction that most interests you.
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