Category: Book Reviews
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Has anyone read Persuasion by Jane Austen? What did you think of it?
I've just finished reading Persuasion. What an emotional ending, I couldn't get to sleep for ages afterwards!
When I first started reading this book, I expected to find a character like Emma (another one of my favourite books by the same author) who is someone who I think is quite modern and one can expect to find someone like her in this day and age without changing the character described in the book at all. On the other hand, the main character in Persuasion, Anne, is someone that comes across quite differently at first. She seems to be constrained by society, her father and her friends advice on matters and very reserved. But as I read more, I realised that she is just like any of Jane Austen's other characters with charm, pasion, integrity, warmth... This is a lovely, heart-warming book. Makes you believe in the strengh of love. And how nice it is to read a novel that describes personal integrity as a quality of utmost importance!
Submitted by Mo, posted on Saturday July 05, @07:34AM