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First the actual novel:


Persuasion is a story about the 27 year old, unmarried Anne Elliot.  When her first love, Captain Wentworth comes back from his naval duties, she is pained to see him flirting with her younger, prettier neighbour’s daughters.  When an accident brings Anne and Wentworth together will their love blossom once again?

Now for the diary:

Captain Wentworth's Diary

Captain Wentworth’s diary opens with his recordings from when he first meets Anne to their first engagement to the breaking of that engagement.  Then it skips eight years and goes on to when Persuasion really starts.  For anyone who’s every read Persuasion, this is a great read.  I found it tedious at times (more so then Persuasion) but overall it was very enjoyable.  If you are an Austen fan be sure to read it!

Last but not least – some fan fiction from Jane Austen Made Me Do It:

“Waiting: A story inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion,” by Jane Odiwe

This is probably one of my favorites in the whole anthology.  Anne is waiting to hear if her father will her agree to her and Captain Wentworth’s marriage.  While she is waiting her mind wanders back to the circumstances that brought them together for the first time.  A very skillful imagination of their young love, this story is worth reading more than once.

“Heard of You,” by Margaret C. Sullivan

We have been informed that Admiral and Mrs. Croft were married shockingly swiftly after their first meeting.  What was the cause?  Young Midmanship Wentworth unknowingly has a part to play in this whirlwind romance.  A great story that will interest you to read the book once again.

I hope you enjoyed this Persuasion post.  Come again soon.