For those, who read this or any other Jane Austen book for the first time: Persuasion initially had another ending how Anne and Capt. Wentworth finally found together.
You can read it here: http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/pcanchap.html
but her manuscript was not easy to read!
I find it highly interesting to compare these different versions and I love the actual ending much more. You pierce my soul!