Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Book Challenge A-Z #1 Persuasion by Jane Austen
"P" Requirement, title alphabetically
In Persuasion, her last novel, Jane Austen reveals her most mature dissection of people, place and social setting.
Like the earlier works Persuasion is a tale of love and marriage, told with the irony, insight and just evaluation of human conduct which sets her novels apart. But the heroine - like the author - is more mature; the tone of the writing more sombre. Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth have met and separated years before. Their reunion forces a recognition of the false values that drove them apart. The characters who embody those values are the subjects of some of the most withering satire that Jane Austen ever wrote.
There are second chances in life, so take them if you can.
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