Be Persuaded: Charming Retellings of Austen's Classic Romance 'Persuasion'

By Carrie McBride, Communications
July 11, 2022
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Dakota Johnson as Anne Elliot in Netflix's Persuasion

Persuasion, sometimes considered the bridesmaid to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, is beloved around the world and has been adapted for the screen many times—the latest for Netflix, being released July 15. But did you know that this story of enduring love has been reinterpreted many times in fiction? Below you'll find retellings with variations on the characters and plot but revolving around the same central conflict. 

Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.