Monday, February 21, 2011
Persuasion - Jane Austen
I’ve read Persuasion before, but believe I enjoyed it even more this time. After having reading more of Austen’s novels, I was able to pick up on more of her satire about high society.
Eight years ago, Anne Elliot was engaged to a common sailor, Wentworth. He was beneath her in both station and society. She was convinced by her godmother to break the engagement, despite her deep love and attachment to him.
Now their situations are reversed. Captain Wentworth has returned to shore a wealth man, while the Elliot’s fortune has dwindled. Yet can the embers of love still burn between them?