PersuasionBook - 2005
Austen may seem to paint on a small canvas, but her characters contain the full range of human passion and moral complexity, and the author's generous spirit renders them all with understanding, compassion, and humor.
Susan Ostrov Weisser is a professor of English at Adelphi University, where she specializes in nineteenth-century literature and women's studies. Weisser also wrote the introduction to the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Jane Eyre .
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202 pages - classic literary fiction/romance/domestic fiction, published in 1817 (six months after she died)
JCLBreAnnaB Oct 10, 2020
The rhythm of romance in Austen's novels is so curious and captivating. Anne and Wentworth's story definitely resonated. The influence of family in matters of love, time gone by that could have been avoided... Another lovely novel by Jane Austen.
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""I can no longer listen in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever...I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look will be enough to decide whether I enter your father`s house this evening, or never.
I could never doubt that you would be loved and sought by others, but I knew to a certainty that you had refused one man at least, of better pretensions than myself: and I could not help often saying, Was this for me?
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