Please welcome back to Roof Beam Reader, THE FOLIO SOCIETY!
The Folio Society’s collector’s edition of Jane Austen’s Persuasion features stunning images by artist Deanna Staffo. Her illustrations are perfectly suited to the book’s tone, particularly that which shows Captain Wentworth dropping his pen while writing his letter to Anne – one of the most significant, highly charged scenes in literature, and one of the most beautiful of love letters.
This hardcover title features a stunning cover design; the slipcase reproduces one of the novel’s most famous lines. Prize winning author Siri Hustvedt contributes a new introduction that examines the notion of ‘persuasion’ as part of the 18th-century New Rhetoric philosophy that would have been familiar to Austen readers. She also charts the social changes revealed by the story, particularly the conflict between the long-established but moribund Elliot family and Captain Wentworth, who made his fortune in the Napoleonic Wars.
The Folio Society has generously offered to giveaway a copy of their beautiful edition of Persuasion to one lucky Austen in August participant!
To be considered, you must have signed-up for this event on the master post. Please also leave a comment below expressing why you’d like this edition of Persuasion. Good luck!
Giveaway opens on August 5th and will close at 10pm CST on August 11th.