Persuasion (1818)

Persuasion (1818)

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Jane Austen By JaneAusten Completed

More than eight years before the novel opens, Anne Elliot, then a lovely, thoughtful, warm-hearted 19 year old, accepted a proposal of marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. He was clever, confident, and ambitious, but poor and with no particular family connections to recommend him. Sir Walter, Anne's fatuous, snobbish father and her equally self-involved older sister Elizabeth were dissatisfied with her choice, maintaining that he was no match for an Elliot of Kellynch Hall, the family estate. Her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne's late mother, persuaded her to break the engagement.

Now 27 and still unmarried, Anne re-encounters her former love when his sister and brother-in-law, the Crofts, take out a lease on Kellynch. Wentworth is now a captain and wealthy from maritime victories in the Napoleonic wars. However, he has not forgiven Anne for rejecting him. While publicly declaring that he is ready to marry any suitable young woman who catches his fancy, he privately resolves that he is ready to become attached to any appealing young woman except for Anne Elliot.

Jane Austen and I would have been best friends... Both soo sarcastic!!
TheLifeOfJo TheLifeOfJo Apr 27
This is challenging my reading skills. Unlike everything else on Wattpad! Hah. I love it.
marienggles marienggles Aug 30, 2015
Perfect sarcasm from Jane Austen. I love all her books because of this.
iwishyoudkissme iwishyoudkissme May 13, 2015
Jane Austen's sense of humour is still the best to this day. I mean, she might be the best sarcastic author and her irony is so subtle and perfect
LaraBlunte LaraBlunte Mar 09, 2015
What a horrible cover! Looks like a bad edition of "Bride" magazine!!!
                              This is a great novel, I am officially lodging an aesthetic protest!
StrangerSight StrangerSight Feb 23, 2015
Funny how children of blood were ranked in the family by fathers in this sort of a way.