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Persuasion by Jane Austen
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"Persuasion" was Jane Austen's last completed work before her death; and one that I think she'd have continued to work on to make it even more perfect that it already is.

"Persuasion" is an achingly beautiful love story. A short, but incredibly rich novel, that presents the feelings and thoughts of the beautiful Anne Elliot and the man that she has loved for eight years, Royal Navy Captain Frederick Wentworth. Again, Jane Austen develops her plotting and characters in an effort to show that the affairs of the heart are difficult and trying, but ultimately always well worth the effort.

"Persuasion" is, in my opinion, Jane Austen's most elegant and sophisticated novel; and one of my all-time favorites. This novel should be included in everyone's library and read and re-read many, many times over one's life. It is truly a very special book!
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02/14/2016 marked as: read

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Laurel Hicks I agree. The only thing that could make it better is the Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds (sigh!) video.

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