Persuasion Featuring one of her most likeable characters this sparkling love story set in a seaside resort is Jane Austen s final finished work Since Anne Elliot eight years ago rejected the marriage proposal o

  • Title: Persuasion
  • Author: Jane Austen Margaret Drabble Diane Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780451530837
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
  • Featuring one of her most likeable characters, this sparkling love story set in a seaside resort is Jane Austen s final finished work Since Anne Elliot eight years ago rejected the marriage proposal of Captain Wentworth, a penniless naval officer, she has resigned herself to a quiet life at home, tending to the imagined needs of her spoiled sisters and vain father AustenFeaturing one of her most likeable characters, this sparkling love story set in a seaside resort is Jane Austen s final finished work Since Anne Elliot eight years ago rejected the marriage proposal of Captain Wentworth, a penniless naval officer, she has resigned herself to a quiet life at home, tending to the imagined needs of her spoiled sisters and vain father Austen s brilliant, utterly conceited creation, Sir Walter Elliot But when Captain Wentworth reappears in their midst, having made his fortune at sea, Anne must ask herself whether she made the right decision or allowed herself to be persuaded against her heart Jane Austen s last completed novel and her most optimistic and romantic work, Persuasion gives full scope to Austen s artistic powers, blending sharp wit and warm sympathy, stylistic brilliance and matchless insight As Margaret Drabble describes in her introduction, it is a story of perseverance and patience and delayed romance, affirming the lasting power of love and the rejuvenating power of hope With an Introduction by Margaret Drabbleand an Afterword by Diane Johnson

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      Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.Austen lived her entire life as part of a close knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about 35 years old During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility 1811 , Pride and Prejudice 1813 , Mansfield Park 1814 and Emma 1815 , she achieved success as a published writer She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it.Austen s works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th century realism Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew s A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture.

    926 thoughts on “Persuasion”

    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 more 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 [...]

    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, [...]

    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 [...]

    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 stat [...]

    5. Currently free on Kindle - Enjoy!! amazon/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 more 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 [...]

    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 [...]

    7. Dear Miss Austen,Ummm Anne Elliot is past her youth and bloom??? Heh? She is MY AGE! Scratch that - she is younger than me. **.Basically, 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, m [...]

    8. It's a worrisome affair if you have to plod through an Austen work all the while unsuccessfully battling the urge to slap more 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 pla [...]

    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 Elizab [...]

    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 an [...]

    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 anymore. 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 o [...]

    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. P&P 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 more than a killer romance and a wonderful set of sisters. (I still love you, Bennet ladies.)While I adore P&P, “funny” isn’t the first adjective [...]

    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: more often than not, t [...]

    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 [...]

    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 l [...]

    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 [...]

    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 o [...]

    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, insensibl [...]

    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 more 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 r [...]

    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 more 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 [...]

    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 En [...]

    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 Brontës. 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 instructio [...]

    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 more Bronte-esque, as in the revealing of a horrible secret. Persuasion lacks a complicat [...]

    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 (more than 100 years ago)

    27. همراه با خواندن این کتاب، "پروژه ی جین آستن" رو پیگیری کردم، که به منظور خوندن یا دیدن فیلم های اقتباسی تمام آثار مهم جین آستن طراحی شد. برای تکمیل این پروژه ضروریه که فیلم "جین شدن" هم دیده بشه، که برگرفته از زندگی جین آستنه. فیلم هر چند کاملاً منطبق بر واقعیت نیست، واقعیتی از زن [...]

    28. 933.Persuasion, Jane Austenعنوانها: وسوسه، اغوا؛ ترغیب؛ اثر: جین اوستین (آستن)؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و دوم آوریل سال 1989 میلادیعنوان یک: وسوسه، اثر: جین اوستین (آستن)؛ برگردان: شهریار ضرغام، تهران، انتشارت اکباتان، 1368؛ موضوع: داستان‌های انگلیسی -- قرن 19 معنوان سوم: ترغیب؛ اثر: جین آستن؛ م [...]

    29. 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, "un [...]

    30. 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 [...]

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