It’s a Classic!
Having read all of Jane Austen’s novels, I must say that Persuasion is my absolute favorite! And, according to several reviews, it is also the favorite of many other people who love Jane Austen. This book is the type of love story that catches ones attention.
The story is about Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth, two people who were in love and would’ve been married when they were both young. But, taking the advice of an old friend, Anne called off the engagement and Frederick Wentworth left.
Now, many years later, Anne and Captain Wentworth are reunited once again. But, it would seem that he is interested in another and Anne is certain that whatever had been between them is completely over…for him anyway.
Persuasion is Austen’s best novel, in my opinion. And the 1995 movie that was made depicts the story very well, indeed. I’ve yet to see any other version, but I hope to sometime soon.
I never tire of reading the book or watching the movie. Persuasion always has you on the edge of your seat, wondering if Anne and Captain Wentworth will ever be together again. Wondering if their story will end happy, or with heartbreak on one or both sides.
Anne’s quiet and sweet nature plays a big part in the story. Her family are quite full of themselves, quite unlike Anne. While they wish to mingle with high society, Anne goes to visit her poor, insignificant (at least in their eyes) friend. When Anne’s rival for the attention of Captain Wentworth meets with a horrible accident, Anne tends to her for as long as she is able.
All of these things are what drew Captain Wentworth to her from the beginning…will her unaltered nature make his heart long for her once again?
Well, dear reader, you will just have to find out for yourself. If you’ve not read Persuasion then go out immediately and read it!!
Coming Soon: She’s widowed and pregnant when he meets her…he doesn’t realize then that she’s related to the man who took everything from him. Look for my review of Love’s First Light, by Jamie Carie, soon!!