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.

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77esha 77esha Jun 17, 2017
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                              Note to readers: This Is an amazing novel. U might not be able to understand in the beginning(like me) but it is really exciting as you proceed.
                              (Just felt like informing u so that you don't quit in midway)
                              😊❤
TheOwlandTrident TheOwlandTrident Sep 17, 2017
I wonder what would happen if he ever came across Lady Catherine...
renayread renayread Jun 14
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It's hard to understand at first, and even throughout there are certain passages that i can't (or won't) ever deduce but the story is VERY very good.
- - Jun 22, 2017
This sentence is a paragraph long but well constructed! Oh my when will I ever be able to write like this 😯
TeanoAngelita TeanoAngelita Nov 21, 2017
I'm confused,  2 Elizabeth,  mother and daughter and 2 Elliot, Mr Walter Elliot and Mr Elliot, father and potential suitor????