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Persuasion by Jane Austen
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Jan 17, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: nerdy-girls-book-club, 2010-read
Read in February, 2010

I remember when I read this book long ago I liked the story but I thought it nothing in comparison to Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre. This time around, one of the things that I noted more than what I had previously (I blame my young age of my first reading) is Jane Austen's humor. Not only in the character of Mary but also the various jabs and jokes that Jane has throughout the novel.
I love her discussion of the Admiral and Mrs. Croft and how happily married they are and how they delight in spending all their time together. And the portrayal of the Musgroves as such a fun a loving family that dotes on Anne who is overlooked by her own family. I felt myself wanting to go visit Uppercross for a fortnight. And then there is a Captian Wentworth, while I admit he is not Mr. Darcy, how can you not fall for him just a little? He has his jerky moment like Darcy at the start when he fawns over Louisa but who hasn't tried to make someone they love just a little jealous by flirting with another? But in the end his profession of love and how he was never able to forget Anne despite all his attempts makes you have second thoughts about Mr. Darcy for just a bit.

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Ellen Oh, I loved Persuasion. Definitely a favorite Austen, if not THE favorite.

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