The romance between Captain Wentworth and Anne, the daughter of Sir Walter Elliot, seems doomed because of the young man's family connections and lack of wealth.
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|Authors||Janet M. Todd|
|Fiction Genre||Family & Relationships • Fiction|
|Fiction Subgenre||Classics • Family & Friendship • First loves • Human Qualities & Behavior • Humorous Fiction • Literary Genres & Types of Novels • Love, Relationships & Sex • Money & Finance • Motherless families • Ship captains • Types of Characters • War & Military • Young women - Fiction • General • Literary • Sociology / General • Dysfunctional Families|
|Professional Reviews||Boston Review: "Unlike any of Austen's other novels, 'Persuasion' has a borrowed plot. It is an obvious version of the Cinderella story. Anne has two sisters, both of whom are mean to her...Her father...has no appreciation of Anne's goodness, talents, and sensibilities. The family uses Anne as a servant. And Captain Wentworth will be her Prince Charming. There is no evil stepmother in this Cinderella story, but Lady Russell is the obvious candidate. Austen's prose lifts this Cinderella plot..to the level of important literature."|
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6 Reviews from Epinions.com
By: Greatpilgrim in Books at Epinions.com
Oct 5, 2001
It would not be the nature of any woman who loved to forget easily
Pros: meaningful and witty
Cons: somewhat sluggish and worn; unlikeable hero
Oct 15, 2007
Let Me Persuade You: Persuasion Is One of Jane Austen's Best Novels
Pros: Protagonist Anne Elliot; Austen's prose; serious and gentle tone
Cons: Slow pace might mire some in the first reading. It bears reading a second time.
Jan 6, 2000
One of Austen's last and best works.
Pros: A strong heroine, plenty of plot twists, and good use of satire.
Cons: Nothing! Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 15, 2010
Persuasion / Perseverance
Pros: The good guy wins, much more interesting and tolerable than Pride & Prejudice
Cons: Difficult wording due to antiquity of book