¾ Persuasion ï Download by ↠´ Jane Austen
¾ Persuasion ï Download by ↠´ Jane Austen 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 move, my friend s older brother agreed to meet us there and help get us settled in.
After a 5 hour drive it should ve taken half that time but the sat nav lady was a bitch and fucked us over we arrived I got out of the van and spotted my friend s brother I halted momentarily in my haste to rush over and say hello when I caught sight of the man he was talking to Talking 4.
5 stars and 10 million stars for The Letter I must go, uncertain of my fate I adore 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 Anne and Captain Wentworth from ever being able to come to an understanding again his bitter feelings, her faded looks mostly through unhappiness she s only 28 or 29 , and other, younger girls vying for his attention, which he s only too happy to give them Austen s intelligence, dry wit and humor are evidenced on every page The melancholy, autumnal feel of the first part of the book, when all you can see is Anne s blighted hopes and how she is disregarded and mistreated by almost everyone around her, is wrenching Then, like springtime, comes the slow, gradual return of joy 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, but I still very much enjoyed how they were forced to face many obstacles, reflect, and mature before getting their happily ever after My only complaint is that I wish we got to knowabout Captain Wentworth, so I could feel the love for him as strongly as Anne does.
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 state of, what he perceives as, perfection Then there is the way he perceives his daughters Elizabeth is vain and stupid like her farther, but, to him, she is wonderful She adheres to the strict code of womanly daughterly custom she is also a self absorbed flatterer thus, her pig headed farther loves her d
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 out how their lives played out This book made me feel a lot of things especially the feeling that comes with crying at 4 AM about fictional men and I m thoroughly surprised that such an old book still remains touching and relatable I just wish that Austen implementeddialogue in her writing, which is why I took off half a star I feel like somet Twenty Seven Year Old Anne Elliot Is Austen S Most Adult Heroine Eight Years Before The Story Proper Begins, She Is Happily Betrothed To A Naval Officer, Frederick Wentworth, But She Precipitously Breaks Off The Engagement When Persuaded By Her Friend Lady Russell That Such A Match Is Unworthy The Breakup Produces In Anne A Deep And Long Lasting Regret When Later Wentworth Returns From Sea A Rich And Successful Captain, He Finds Anne S Family On The Brink Of Financial Ruin And His Own Sister A Tenant In Kellynch Hall, The Elliot Estate All The Tension Of The Novel Revolves Around One Question Will Anne And Wentworth Be Reunited In Their Love Jane Austen Once Compared Her Writing To Painting On A Little Bit Of Ivory,Inches Square Readers Of Persuasion Will Discover That Neither Her Skill For Delicate, Ironic Observations On Social Custom, Love, And Marriage Nor Her Ability To Apply A Sharp Focus Lens To English Manners And Morals Has Deserted Her In Her Final Finished Work 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 Elizabeth now 29, the two are very much alike, handsome, arrogant, cold, looking down at people they think are beneath them, she is the prettiest of his three children, the youngest Mary frequently claiming illness to get attention, would marry easy going Charles Musgrove, scolding him for his perceived neglect, and be unable to control the children Even Anne s only friend, in 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 it.
In 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 bringHey, maybe advanced age is not so bad, after all But I happily maintain that mentally I m still eleven Oh, and as I said, get off my lawn Anne finds herself in a quite uncomfortable situation Years ago, she was engaged to a dashing young sailor whom she subsequently rejected on the well m It s a worrisome affair if you have to plod through an Austen work all the while unsuccessfully battling the urge to slapthan 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 players Additionally, the first three quarters of the narrative progressed in the most lacklustre manner possible with little to no development on any front No dramatic confrontations, emotionally charged conversations, simmering sexual tension or witty, f