11 November 2016

The Friday 56: Persuasion

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Happy Friday!

"'It is the worst evil of too yielding and indecisive a character, that no influence over it can be depended on. You are never sure of a good impression being durable; everybody may sway it. Let those who would be happy be firm.'"

Goodreads Synopsis: 
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, 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.

Do you have a favorite Jane Austen book?


  1. Definitely Pride and Prejudice. And I love all the adaptations (especially the one by Hank Green and Bernie Su). Happy reading! Here's what's on p. 56 of what I'm reading if you're interested.

  2. Love Persuasion!! Great choice for this week! Happy Sunday!

  3. It's been forever since I've read this - thanks for sharing!


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