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At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth...

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“Persuasion”

published 12/06/2012

It's an Austen classic - it was a pleasure to read

Took a few pages to adjust to the sentence structu...

Persuasion - Jane Austin Easily enticed to read this one… I have read Pride and Prejudice and; of course, I loved it. This prompted me to read another of Jane Austen’s works and after reading positive reviews I decided on this one. Easy to get hold of, as it is considered to be a classic, I...

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Excellent

Absorbing story

Not as humorous as Austen's earlier work

From Jane Austen's first full-length novel to her last: after reviewing Northanger Abbey, I've moved on to Persuasion. Both novels were published together after Austen's death in 1818, but whereas Northanger Abbey had been completed in 1798, Persuasion had been finished only two years before, in...

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Excellent

thought provoking, describes character well, good ...

some people may not feel themes as relevant in cur...

I devoured “Pride & Prejudice” (P&P) and “Sense & Sensibility” (S&S) two Summers ago, and was eager to read more of Jane Austen. I bought “Persuasion” shortly after, but decided not to start reading it due to a change in my life circumstances. The Jane Austen books had changed my views on romance...

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Excellent

“A wonderful love story”

published 22/09/2002

Best love story in fiction

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One September, more years ago than I want to remember, I had just joined the lower sixth, agog to start on my A-level English texts.I was lucky enough to have a grandpa who, though just a very humble working class man who'd had virtually no education at all, believed passionately in education for...

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Excellent

Another Austen masterpiece

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“Persuasion”, one of six completed novels by Jane Austen, though written in 1815-16, was not published until 1818, a year after its author’s death at the age of forty-one. The story centres on the Elliot family: Sir Walter and his three daughters. Sir Walter, a widower, is a...

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Excellent

characters, narrative, plot development

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I am a huge fan of the life of Miss Jane Austen. However, her work is a little hit and miss with me. I seem to love half of what she's written, and really dislike the other half. This is quite bizarre as usually I love basically anything that is from the early nineteenth-century. The third Austen...

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Excellent

“Definitely worth a read”

published 26/07/2000

interesting characters, good sub-plots

The BBC did an adaptation of this book a few years ago starring Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds which is really good if you ever get the chance to watch it. The central character Anne Elliot at first appears to be a weak one, always bowing to other's opinions on what to do and how to act. Although...

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Excellent

“Jane Austen's best work”

published 17/03/2005

Unputdownable

Too short!!

I discovered this book one bleak afternoon in the school library during my A' Level year. A new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by the BBC had increased my interest in Jane Austen and pushed me to read all of her work, including her unfinished novels. Pride and Prejudice seems to have gained...

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“Persuasion”

published 31/05/2007

Character developement on the level of Anne is com...

Character and story developement elsewhere is lack...

Persuasion is indeed a fantastic book, but as one of her later novels it lacks the emotions and detail to the story that earlier novels such as Pride and Prejudice have had. Anne, the stories heroine is developed thoroughly throughout the novel and the other charaters are seen as important...

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