I want to explore a comparison between two Jane Austen novels, emphasising the range of her work and the extent of the development across her writing career. Sometimes Austen readers concentrate too much on a collective or composite Austen, it seems to me, as if there was really only one Austen story or Austen world spread over a number of episodes. I will talk about Persuasion, a late novel, in relation to Sense and Sensibility, an early work. I want to argue that the two are neatly contrasting in many ways, almost as if (as my title suggests) Persuasion is a sequel to Sense and Sensibility. More generally, I want to use Sense and Sensibility as a benchmark to measure the achievement of the later novel.