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  • Title: Persuasion
  • Author: Jane Austen
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  • Page: 438
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 WentwoTwenty 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, 2 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.
    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 bre

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    1. 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 both than 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 popular choice, and my wife s Emma the educated choice most lit p [...]

    2. 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 and Captain Wentworth aren t my favorite Austen characters, but [...]

    3. 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 insisting on taking all of her shit So, on the weekend of said move, my [...]

    4. 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 his outer image that he risks all to keep it in a state of, wh [...]

    5. Currently free on Kindle Enjoy Persuasion Wis.on Persuasion JanWhat is Persuasion according to the dictionary Persuasion is something meant to get you to do or accept something as true If you re not sure you want to go or do something, your friend might use persuasion to talk you into it you not love the old classics novels or learning about the background like when a book was published I love to do internet research I a bit off back ground on the book and the author I found on WIKI Some info [...]

    6. 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 companion for her that I was hooked, dying to find out ho [...]

    7. Dear Miss Austen,Ummm Anne Elliot is past her youth and bloom Heh She is MY AGE Scratch that she is younger than meBasically, get off my lawn, kids I mean itIn all seriousness, this is the first Jane Austen book that does not feature a pretty and charming teenager looking for a perfect match in a cultured and rich gentleman Instead, her protagonist Anne Elliot is well into the respectable age of seven and twenty, equipped with composure and maturity that only age can bring Hey, maybe advanced ag [...]

    8. It s a worrisome affair if you have to plod through an Austen work all the while unsuccessfully battling the urge to slap than half of the central characters And this comes from someone who is well accustomed to Austen s often whiny, vain, and hilariously self deluded characters who serve as comedy gold and tools of subtle social commentary But somehow in this posthumously published work, I feel she focused her attentions on lathering an extra layer of vindictiveness on to many of the players A [...]

    9. Are second chances possible Readers of this marvelous book by Jane Austen her last completed, will find outAnne Elliot, 19, tense and insecure, had broken an engagement to Frederick Wentworth, 23, the family objected to the poor sailor, with no apparent prospects, her father Sir Walter Elliot, baronet, a proud man with a luxury loving streak, his late wife, had kept him in check living in Kellynch Hall, Somersetshire, the widower was greatly supported by his eldest daughter, selfish Elizabeth, n [...]

    10. I must go, uncertain of my fate 4.5 stars I love 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 their ever being able to come to an understanding again his bitter feelings, her faded looks mostly through unhappiness she s only 28 or 29 , other younger girls vying for his attention, which he s only too happy to give them Austen s intelligence, dry wit and humor are [...]

    11. I m sorry, I just can t I loved Pride and Prejudice Sense and Sensibility was a pleasant surprise This, however, was a letdown The characters are unlikeable, the plot is about as interesting and compelling as a cooking show Maybe it s just me Maybe I just can t appreciate fine literature any Lately I ve been enjoying crappy books music movies puts hand dramatically to forehead Oh ok, it s not that bad My taste isn t that bad I ll pretend this never happened I am still a person of great taste in [...]

    12. 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 PP 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 much than a killer romance and a wonderful set of sisters I still love you, Bennet ladies While I adore PP, funny isn t the first adjective that comes to mind Persuasion had me crac [...]

    13. to persuade verb to make someone do or believe something by giving them a good reason to do it or by talking to that person and making them believe it Jane Austen delivers a PERSUASIVE analysis of the concept of PERSUASION, slowly PERSUADING the reader that being of a PERSUADABLE temper, commonly regarded as a virtue in young women of her time, is a weakness and a barrier to personal happiness.Why The answer is quite simple, and still as valid as two centuries ago often than not, the kind, cari [...]

    14. What can I possibly tell you about Jane Austen I really enjoyed this I really like that by the end you get to move a bit out of the head of the main character, away from her self deprecations and almost masochistic lacerations and get to see what Captain Wentworth actually did think of her rather than her less than self congratulatory version.Okay, it is all very romantic but what I found most interesting in this book was how I felt compelled to consider how much of the world we learn by having [...]

    15. For the past few years, I ve chosen one favorite book to reread during winter break Last year it was Jane Eyre, the year before it was Emma This year I decided to spend Christmas with Anne Elliot and Captain Frederick Wentworth They are wonderful company Anne is wise and well spoken, considerate of others, and eager to help wherever she can Captain Wentworth is a gentleman, thoughtful and courteous He is conscious of Anne s virtues and her value as a companion, and he hopes to secure her love ag [...]

    16. I liked Persuasion because it deals with a bittersweet theme close to all our hearts second chances Who did not at one point suffer a love disappointment Doesn t it follow that we deserve to dream that one day what was lost could be reconquered Anne and Frederick meet again Will Frederick change his opinion of Anne s character A man does not recover from such devotion of the heart to such a woman He ought not he does not Will Anne take her right to happiness into her own hands She hoped to be wi [...]

    17. Persuasion by Jane Austen is a 2016 Enhanced Media publication Originally published in 1817 A wonderfully pleasant classic by one of my favorite writers.When I was invited to review a new book, the premise of which, is a modern day retelling of Jane Austen s Persuasion, I accepted immediately But, once I d signed on, it occurred to me that I didn t remember any of the details of Persuasion Surely, since Jane Austen has written some of my very favorite books, and I consider her to be one of my to [...]

    18. This is my favorite Austen book actually, it s my favorite book, period I originally read it in grad school, in an Austen scholarship class I d tried reading it before, when I was a bit younger, but couldn t get into it But you think differently after being made to read every Austen novel You think differently as you get a little older, and you re a little calmer, I guess Most of Austen s novels have the same ingredients mysterious strangers, people who aren t what they seem, insensible parents, [...]

    19. I really REALLY loved this a lot It s probably my third favorite Jane Austen book It stands pretty heavily on a lot of miscommunication tropes which can be annoying if done wrong, but these are done SO RIGHT I loved the characters than the actual story It was interesting enough but the characters were what made it amazing ANNE

    20. This is one of those booksyou know, one of those that sits on your shelf, looking pretty and making you feel a bit less of the uncultured swine that you really are At least, it eased my guilt a little bit just to look at my bookshelves and see it nestled in with all of my other unread classics What s funny is that this was considered to be silly old romance back in the day of Austen The fact that a woman wrote it was nearly a guarantee that it was rubbish And then there s me.when I started readi [...]

    21. Shiftless layabouts lay about shiftlessly, search for love in all the wrong places, find it.Okay, so, it s not Jane Austen s best work But, it s still Jane Austen Which means it s pretty great, even if you feel icky actually caring about characters who are, by and large, pretty useless when it comes to actually making any sort of meaningful contributions to the world beyond doing a really good job of not clearly communicating their feelings.

    22. 4.5 5I powered through this reread for an Emma tag team two tome essay due in less than a fortnight, so if this review seems myopic in one or particular directions, that s why The brutally paced parsing of the text this time around is probably why I found the introduction and afterword so insufferable Here I was, armed to the teeth with the single minded focus of hacking through the narrative foliage for tidbits of the ideal male mate as prescribed by Austenian code, only to be faced with nearl [...]

    23. I first read Persuasion in 2013, I didn t really like it then yet I just reread it Why I didn t hear you ask Because subsequent to that I went on to read all her other novels, there are not that many of them, I am not sure how that happened either, I think it was because I like her prose regardless of the story, and most importantly, there are some great reading of her books on Librivox, either by Elizabeth Klett or Karen Savage, two nice ladies who have sweet voices In spite of not being Englis [...]

    24. I justI can t sigh See, it s like this I m a third of the way through this book I already know I don t like it If finish it, review it, and rate it as I see fit, you ll all get mad You ll say that I just didn t understand the book Or, you ll express bewilderment at my strange reaction and then show concern We ll compare Austen to the Bront s I ll drag Rebecca into this, and then someone will drag Virginia Woolf into it too I ll say something like, This isn t prose It s an instruction manual A bi [...]

    25. Talk about persuasion In Jane Austen s Persuasion our hero and heroine are neither interesting nor do they have an obvious magnetic attraction for one another As readers we always knew they d get together in the end, and yet we re still glad they do That s the power of Jane Austen s persuasion Unlike in some of Austen s better work, there is a twist, but not much of a triangle And I felt the twist to be Bronte esque, as in the revealing of a horrible secret Persuasion lacks a complicated plot, [...]

    26. Definitely not as good as Pride Prejudice in my opinion I felt like I didn t know Captain Wentworth as well as I got to know Mr Darcy and I wasn t as pulled in by the story The writing is still beautiful and I loved getting an insight into the 1800 s, but it wasn t my favourite.Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes 15 A book set in the past than 100 years ago

    27. 933.Persuasion, Jane Austen 1989 1368 19 1388 308 9789641850250 1388 1389 1392 1391 310 9786009254514 1806

    28. Riding a recent Brit Lit kick, and recalling fond memories of Pride and Prejudice in college, I picked up Persuasion at a used book shop in a convenient size for subway reading.Perhaps the atmosphere affected me dim lighting on stuffy summer DC metro platforms perhaps it was the biography of Abraham Lincoln I was reading in the evenings had me meditating upon a certain greatness of character that seemed absent amidst the Elliots and company, but I was largely unimpressed by Persuasion.Yes, unimp [...]

    29. 4.5 starsLOVED THIS SO MUCH LOVED ANNE SO MUCH LOVED WENTWORTH SO MUCH ALLL THE LOVVEEEWHERE TO BEGIN this is about to be long af so bear with me as I sort through the endless amount of thoughts I have about this now that I ve read 4 Austen books, my ranking is as follows 1 Pride and Prejudice is anyone surprised tho , 2 Persuasion as I ve already mentioned, I LOVED IT , 3 Northanger Abbey, and lastly, 4 Sense and Sensibility it was rli long ok first of all, ANNE IS MY HOMEGIRL I absolutely LOVE [...]

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