Jane Austen's final novel is the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who gets a second
chance. As a teenager she becomes engaged to a man who seems perfect for her,
Frederick Wentworth. But she is persuaded to break the engagement off by her
friend Lady Russell, who believes that he is too poor to be a suitable match.
The episode plunges Anne into a period of bleak disappointment.Eight years
later, Frederick returns from the Napoleonic Wars flushed with success. Anne's
circumstances have also changed; her father's spendthrift ways mean he has been
forced to lease the family home to a naval family. Will Anne and