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by Judith Terry, Jane Austen
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Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 7 months ago
Updated March 2020: Still wonderful. Original review April 2016: Sigh. Happy sigh. I really needed a great book. I don't know what was going on there for a while, but I started to feel like I had angered someone and my punishment was to read books that infuriated me for the rest of 2016.Persua...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
(Original Review, 1981-02-25)I think it's evident, once one steps back from an emotional response to the novel, that it would have benefited from some editing and expanding by Austen, had she lived.I can see the flaws in it. It seems disjointed and overly episodic, and I think the excursion to Lyme ...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 3 years ago
Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted. It was a perpetual estrangement. When I first read Persuasion, I must have been out of my mind, preoccupied, or distracted with something because how else could I not have enjoyed this book back then as m...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 3 years ago
Probably top-two for Austen novels. I love the slightly older and more care-worn main couple, and all the pining (so much pining). I like how reserved and miserable Anne is at the start and how much she goes as the story continues. Wentworth is a bit more of a puzzle, as he seems to be a dashing you...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 3 years ago
I read "Persuasion" on a wave of enthusiasm for Jane Austen created by reading "The Jane Austen Project". I'd never read the book before and knew nothing of its plot or its ending. I found that this ignorance significantly enhanced my enjoyment of this book about lovers frustrated by circumstance an...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 3 years ago
I read “Persuasion” on a wave of enthusiasm for Jane Austen created by reading “The Jane Austen Project”. I’d never read the book before and knew nothing of its plot or its ending. I found that this ignorance significantly enhanced my enjoyment of this book about lovers frustrated by circumstance an...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 3 years ago
I read “Persuasion” on a wave of enthusiasm for Jane Austen created by reading “The Jane Austen Project”. I’d never read the book before and knew nothing of its plot or its ending. I found that this ignorance significantly enhanced my enjoyment of this book about lovers frustrated by circumstance an...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 4 years ago
Overwhelmed with a choice in what to read on the eve of my trip to London I ended up packing three books - and buying a dozen or so when I was over there - but 'Persuasion' was the one I ended up reading in the terminal and during the long flight over. I'd been holding out on reading this one, knowi...
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it 4 years ago
I think I may enjoy this one a bit more than Pride and Prejudice. Not sure.
Debbie's Library
Debbie's Library rated it 4 years ago
* 4.5 starsI really enjoyed this book from Jane Austen, I really loved Anne Elliot as a character and it was a fast read. I have used an free audio book on YouTube to listen to this story. I have written a spoiler free review on this book:https://debbieslibrary.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/persuasion-by...
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