Novel Conversations is a podcast summarizing the world’s greatest works of classic literature: in 35 minutes you get the whole story from cover to cover. (If SparkNotes had an audio best friend, it would be us!) In each episode, Frank Lavallo hosts two readers, and the three of them give their reactions to the story and read their favorite passages along the way. Each episode features Endnotes by Ted Schwartz, a segment with interesting facts about the author.

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"Persuasion" by Jane Austen

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S4 Ep 1

Host: Frank Lavallo

Readers: Jennifer Weinbrecht & Patricia Fernberg

Endnotes: Ted Schwartz

Author: Jane Austen

Year of Publication: 1817

Plot: Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot, a 27-year-old gentlewoman on the cusp of becoming an old spinster. As her family navigates the difficulties of reducing their financial spending, Anne navigates her own romantic adventures with the relative of her family’s new tenants.

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