Jane Austen

Persuasion

Persuasion was published in 1817, six months after Jane Austen’s death, and is the last novel she completed in full.
The novel tells the story of Anne Elliot, now in her late 20s, the daughter of a vain and improvident baronet, Sir Walter Elliot. The family is in debt, and in order to save money they rent their noble property to a retired Admiral and his wife. This brings Anne into unexpected and initially unwelcome contact with the brother of the Admiral’s wife, Captain Frederick Wentworth. Eight years previously, Wentworth had proposed to Anne, only to be rejected by her after she was persuaded by an older friend that he was an unsuitable match. He reacted angrily to this rejection, and she has had no contact with him since.
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    dariabutdariaсподели впечатлениепреди 6 месеца
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    honestly, i decided to pick this book after i’d seen the trailer for the new netflix adaptation. i’ve never heard a lot about this novel, and i was quite prejudiced before i started reading it. it’s said to be one of the best novels austen ever wrote, but there was only one question on my mind – what about pride&prejudice then?

    well, now i’m taking my words back because this one really will be one of my favourite of austen’s novels so far. i would say, it’s also one of the most romantic ones of hers. seriously, that letter of captain wentworth with confession of his feelings to anne deeply pierced my heart. it was so tender and yet passionate.

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    I think this is her best work.

    chokemelikeyouchok83062сподели впечатлениеминалата година

    I loved it!!!

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    Victor Ignacioцитирапреди 6 години
    if there has been neither
    dariabutdariaцитирапреди 6 месеца
    One does not love a place the less for having
    suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering
    asasiprцитирапреди 7 месеца
    She wanted more vigorous measures, a more complete reformation, a quicker release from debt, a much higher tone of indifference for everything but justice and equity.

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