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Persuasion Twenty seven year old Anne Elliot is Austen s most adult heroine Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long lasting regret When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne s family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate All the tension of the novel revolves around one question Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love Jane Austen once compared her writing to painting on a little bit of ivory,inches square Readers of Persuasion will discover that neither her skill for delicate, ironic observations on social custom, love, and marriage nor her ability to apply a sharp focus lens to English manners and morals has deserted her in her final finished work


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  1. says:

    One of the major sources of contention and strife in my marriage is the disagreement between my wife and me over what is the best Jane Austen novel yes, we are boththan a bit geekish in our love of words and literature our second biggest ongoing quarrel is about the merits of the serial comma For my money, there are three of Austen s six finished novels that one can make a good argument for being her best Pride and Prejudice the pop


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    I want to share something with you It s a long story and while it might initially seem irrelevant to this book, I assure you there is a point to it.Are you sitting comfortably Then I shall begin.During the summer of 2008 my bestie and I were preparing to go to university When it was time to move into our halls we had to hire read my dad did a rental van to take our stuff on account of my friend being entirely impractical and insistin


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    Jane Austen never disappoints me This was the first time I ve read this book, and, since it s one of her less popular novels, I didn t know what to expect However, I quickly was swept up into the story and felt all of Anne s emotions like they were my own I really enjoyed how, unlike the other Austen novels I ve read, this one focuses on love lost and how, over time, people change in some ways but remain the same in other ways Anne an


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    Jane Austen is ruthless and brilliant she is sarcastic, subtle and superbly witty She writes in such a matter of fact way that the absurdity of her characters is in plain sight Sir Walter Elliot is a complete fool Austen doesn t need to tell her reader this, she shows it to them The man is completely bankrupt, but he completely refuses to cut down on his ridiculously high expenditure or sell of any of his lands He is so obsessed with h


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    you pierce my soul i am half agony, half hope i have loved none but youget yourself a man who understands the swoon worthiness of a well written love letter, amirite ladiesss this is my first jane austen novel and the reading experience was exactly how i imagined it would be as with the majority of classic novels i have read, i found the writing to be sooo dense maybe my brain just isnt equipped to process that kind of writing, but this


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    4.5 stars and 10 million stars for The Letter I must go, uncertain of my fate I adore Jane Austen, and I love the plot of Persuasion Two people who loved each other deeply and parted badly, meeting again after eight years apart Everything seems to combine to prevent Anne and Captain Wentworth from ever being able to come to an understanding again his bitter feelings, her faded looks mostly through unhappiness she s only 28 or 29 , and ot


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    5 5 starsI ve got a new favorite Jane Austen book, baby My first time adding a book to my all time favorites list in eight MONTHS Yes, this one usurps Pride Prejudice I can hardly believe it P P remains in my mind the greatest love story ever told or, okay, at least the greatest one I ve ever read But this one has so muchthan a killer romance and a wonderful set of sisters I still love you, Bennet ladies While I adore P P, funny isn t the


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    933 Persuasion, Jane AustenPersuasion is the last novel fully completed by Jane Austen It was published at the end of 1817, six months after her death The story concerns Anne Elliot, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to lower their expenses and get out of debt They rent their home to an Admiral and his wife The wife s brother, Navy Captain Frederick Wentworth, had been engaged to Anne in 1806, and now they meet again, both single and unattached, after no contact in mo 933 Persuasion, Jane AustenPersuasion is the last novel fully completed by Jane Austen It was published at the end of 1817, six months after her death The story concerns Anne Elliot, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to lower their expenses and get out of debt They rent their home to an Admiral and his wife The wife s brother, Navy Captain Frederick Wentworth, had been engaged to Anne in 1806, and now they meet again, both single and unattached, after no contact inthan seven years This sets the scene for many humorous encounters as well as a second, well considered chance at love and marriage for Anne in her second bloom 1989 1368 19 1388 308 9789641850250 1388 1389 1392 1391 310 97860092545141806


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    4.5 starsI was nervous that the hype surrounding Jane Austen would make this book seem subpar to me I m not a huge reader of classics a fact i m working on rectifying so when I wasn t very much enjoying the first two chapters, I got nervous But as soon as I pushed through to the heart of the storyline, I began to crave in class discussions over this book I absolutely loved Anne as a main character, and Captain Wentworth was such a fitting c


  10. says:

    While ploughing through Lucy Ellmann s Ducks, Newburyport recently, the frequent references to Jane Austen s Persuasion prompted me to take this neat book down from its place on a high shelf alongside its five sisters and keep it within view as a kind of incentive to finish Ellmann s 1000 page tome As it turned out, I didn t need an incentive to finish Ducks because it self propelled in the second half, but even so, I still offered myself th


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