Monday, 27 October 2014

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Written at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Persuasion is a tale of love, heartache and the determination of one woman as she strives to reignite a lost love. Anne Elliot is persuaded by her friends and family to reject a marriage proposal from Captain Wentworth because he lacks in fortune and rank. More than seven years later, when he returns home from the Navy, Anne realises she still has strong feelings for him, but Wentworth only appears to have eyes for a friend of Anne’s. Moving, tender, but intrinsically ‘Austen’ in style, with its satirical portrayal of the vanity of society in eighteenth-century England, Persuasion celebrates enduring love and hope.

I'm sorry to everyone who loves Classics. But I just couldn't get on with this story. Yes I liked some of the characters, but I really can't comprehend some stories. Yes I liked the Love Story side, but that was as far as I would go.


  1. Goodness, I think you are the first person I have come across who doesn't like an Austen. I think I understand what you mean the language perhaps makes it harder but I find her an easy read and am a bit of a fan. :)

  2. I am not a fan full stop of much classics like these lol. Now give me Little Women or something I read when I was growing up and yeah you have me hooked x