Persuasion

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by Jane Austen | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780553211375 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/22/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, January 22, 2022
I got this softcover at a local Goodwill thrift shop, for another release copy.

This is perhaps my favorite Austen book - though whichever one I'm reading at the moment tends to have an advantage {grin}. [My favorite screen adaptation of this one is the 1995 film starring Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds, though I did love some of the performances in the 2007 TV-movie, especially that of Anthony Head as the vain Sir Walter.]

This book's got a different tone than most of Austen's others, with heroine Anne being something of a Cinderella rather than the vivacious Emma or Elizabeth. It also turns the usual plot sideways, a bit; in this case it begins with the aftermath of a match that was un-made, by a trusted family friend who dissuades the heroine from marrying a man of insufficient fortune - but when the heroine's own family fortune decline dramatically it sets the stage for some significant changes all 'round. While Anne did pine for her lover much longer than would seem reasonable these days, all worked out satisfactorily in the end, and I enjoyed all the secondary characters and subplots as well as the main romance. Anne's hypochondriac sister Mary is one of the funniest of Austen's characters, and the Admiral and his wife are among the most happily married!

[The TV Tropes page for the novel has some entertaining info.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Hersey St. in Bedford, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, January 22, 2022

Released 4 mos ago (1/23/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library, Hersey St. in Bedford, New Hampshire USA

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I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2022 Movie challenge. ***

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