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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.

Holmesian_girl Holmesian_girl Nov 28, 2016
Jane Austen and I would have been best friends... Both soo sarcastic!!
thecannibalking thecannibalking Dec 28, 2016
does anyone know what the word 'baronetage' means? i looked it up but couldn't find any clear answers.
TheLifeOfJo TheLifeOfJo Apr 27, 2016
This is challenging my reading skills. Unlike everything else on Wattpad! Hah. I love it.
Persuasion is my favorite Jane Austen story and if anyone here enjoys Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights you might like my gothic romance called "The Greatest Journey".
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