Friday, December 18, 2015

Review: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Stand Alone
Format: Paperback
Pages: 188
Rating: 5 Stars
How I Got It:  Purchased
Genre: Classic, Romance
Publisher: Dover

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads

First published in 1818, Persuasion was Jane Austen's last work. Its mellow character and autumnal tone have long made it a favorite with Austen readers. Set in Somersetshire and Bath, the novel revolves around the lives and love affair of Sir Walter Elliot, his daughters Elizabeth, Anne, and Mary, and various in-laws, friends, suitors, and other characters, In Anne Elliot, the author created perhaps her sweetest, most appealing heroine.
At the center of the novel is Anne's thwarted romance with Captain Frederick Wentworth, a navy man Anne met and fell in love with when she was 19. At the time, Wentworth was deemed an unsuitable match and Anne was forced to break off the relationship. Eight years later, however, they meet again. By this time Captain Wentworth has made his fortune in the navy and is an attractive "catch." However, Anne is now uncertain about his feelings for her. But after various twists and turns of fortune, the novel ends on a happy note.


This is the third time I've read this book. The first two times were for school and this one was for pure enjoyment. Persuasion is my favorite Jane Austen book and it's still amazing.

I love Anne and her story. She's so quiet, but there is so much hidden beneath her reserved exterior. And Wentworth's letter always gets my heart pumping. He has so much passion as well. Their story is just so beautiful.

This isn't my longest or best review. But I always struggle to explain why I enjoy this story so much.

Thanks for reading!

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