Sunday, January 20, 2013

Persuasion by Jane Austen

PersuasionPersuasion by Jane Austen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Why I read it: Unputdownables sponsored a readalong of the novel for January 2013. Despite having read it already, I couldn't resist the opportunity to read it again with a group.

This is my absolute favorite of Jane Austen's world. Persuasion is a love story about two people who find each other again despite time, age difference, different station, and societal expectations. I have read it three four times and still feel it is her best work. The last few chapters make me teary every single time. Okay I guess I can sometimes be that girl.

The best sentence ever: “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you.”

Other bits I marked this last time around (2013):

"There is so little actual friendship on the world! And unfortunately there are so many who forget to think seriously till it is almost too late."

"A lady, without a family, was the very best preserver of furniture in the world." (this is my house!)

"She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older: the natural sequel to an unnatural beginning."

"It is clear that he admires you exceedingly. His head is full of some books that he is reading upon your recommendation."

"Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story... the pen has been in their hands." (Oh Jane, could you put any more of yourself into a story? This is straight author perspective.)

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1 comment:

  1. This is a Jane Austen I have yet to discover, really looking forward to it :)


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