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message 1: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Favourite moments from either the book or the adaptations?
(my opinions will follow :) )


message 2: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephanie-jo) | 111 comments When Ann receives Captain Wentworth's letter and realizes what it means for her.


message 3: by Anna (new)

Anna (SylviaGrant) | 139 comments I can honestly say...Wentworth is the bottom of the list of Jane Austen Heroes I Enjoy and Love The Best!


message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Louise Smith (sarahlouisesmith) Oh yes, the letter, of course :)
" Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own, than when you almost broke it eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone I think and plan."

Ah, I love it!


message 5: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Stephanie wrote: "When Ann receives Captain Wentworth's letter and realizes what it means for her."

that moment is so sweet. And the letter its self is aamzing! she is so overcome but also so happy!
I also love the scene and conversation going on while W is writing the letter! I wish that was in the 2007 film, like it is in the 95.


message 6: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Anna wrote: "I can honestly say...Wentworth is the bottom of the list of Jane Austen Heroes I Enjoy and Love The Best!"

:O really? I loved W! didn't you like the letter?


message 7: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Sarah Louise wrote: "Oh yes, the letter, of course :)
" Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own, than when you almost ..."


oh.. thanks fror quoting that! :D
'I am half agony, half hope.'
such an amazing letter!


message 8: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
I also love, which is in both adaptations and was in the origianl edit of the novel i understand, the part when Wentworth has to ask Anne whether she and Mr Elliot will be wanting to move back into their house when they are married, and the happiness, or rather hope, that passes across W's face when Anne assures him that the rumours about her and Elliot aren't true is wonderful!

I also love all the little parts in the 1st half of the book, when W is courting Louisa (sort of, at least giving her attention) but still loves Anne really and does little things for her, like...
when the boys are climbing all over her back and he reaches over to remove him, and when he hhelps her iunto the carriage because he can see she is tired. The little thyings that show he still cares!


message 9: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Louise Smith (sarahlouisesmith) Oh yes I like those parts too! Esp when you read the second time and know what he's feeling...

I finally watched the '95 version yesterday and I enjoyed it, quite true to the book, but I think the '07 version actors have more chemistry...


message 10: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Yes!! 2nd read is always great!

And I agree. It was great the 95 and I prefer the Anne, but the chemistry in 07 is great! And love Wentworth in that one!


message 11: by Anna (new)

Anna (SylviaGrant) | 139 comments Soph wrote: "Anna wrote: "I can honestly say...Wentworth is the bottom of the list of Jane Austen Heroes I Enjoy and Love The Best!"

:O really? I loved W! didn't you like the letter?"


He's so sullen and moody! He rarely smiles let alone is nice to Anne. It's like she's to blame for every horrendous thing that has ever happened to him!!!


message 12: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Fair enough. He smiles later in the film ;)


message 13: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments I certainly agree with all of you about the favourite part. However, it started a little earlier for me. When Anne and Captain Harville were arguing about who loves the most/longest. I was actually grinning and then Captain Wenworth left the letter and I took some huge deep breath, I read that letter so many times. When he said " You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope." I completely lost it, I seriously felt a lump in my throat. ok ok, I am going away, hehe. Delicious stuff!!!


message 14: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
I love the conversation going on while the letter is being written! :D so good!!


message 15: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments *Thumbs up* :D


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

My favorite parts (in no particular order):
1. The Letter (yes, it does need to be capitalized) - Well, does much need to be said? It was akin to Darcy's letter and it was most sincerely a wonderful part of the book. I think everyone melted at that part. I know I did.
2. When we finally hear the truth about the scumbag otherwise known as Mr. Elliot - I was just waiting for him to be uncovered. You know she's got to end up with Wentworth, so you're just waiting for Mr. Elliot to get out of the way so that the romance can happen.
And finally, I, for some reason, particularily enjoyed reading the concert scene. It was suspenseful and one of the well-written parts of the book that pushed it towards being better than the beginning.


message 17: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Louise Smith (sarahlouisesmith) Great moments! I love the intensity of the concert too.


message 18: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Great moments!
Glad you liked the letter!! :D
And Mr Elliot is awful!
And the concert scene is SOO tense! Bless him!


message 19: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca May | 561 comments Aside from the obvious ones, like the letter and the concert, I love that little moment where Wentworth pulls the child off Anne when the child is choking her - maybe because it's kind of a manly thing as well as a sweet, rescue thing... :D


message 20: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Same! That was sweet! It shows just how he really still cares for her and can't bare to see her struggle!


message 21: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca May | 561 comments :D Although he was trying to trick himself into not caring for her at that time. I just imagined him thinking in his head - "Dammit! I only lasted half and hour! Next time I'll try to reach an hour..." :D


message 22: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Yes exactly!! Bless him!


message 23: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca May | 561 comments :D


message 24: by Glynis (new)

Glynis | 7 comments I like the part after Louisa falls, when Ann takes control and Wentworth has her back


message 25: by Mrs (new)

Mrs Benyishai | 55 comments I don't really like Wentworth Why does he flrit with Louesa if he wasn't serious Remember Elizabeth discussion with her Aunt where they talk about flirting men who lead girls on This is an excellent example. And I as an older women can understand Lady Russel Who wants their daughter or motherless friend to marry a very young man who is penniless espiecially in a culture where women don't contribute to the income?My favourite parts in the novel are where in Anns thoughts she appreciates the fact that she is really superior to all the people around her but it doesn't make her vain.


message 26: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Bok (regency_reader) | 62 comments I’m especially fond of any scene with Admiral and Mrs. Croft, as well as those in which Anne turns away in her heart from the hollow vanity of her family’s phony “gentility” toward the genuine goodness and warmth of the naval families.


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