I just had the pleasure of finishing this book. I know, it’s crazy. I’m such a hopeless romantic, and I love Pride and Prejudice, it’s surprising that I have waited this long to read Persuasion.
And of course, this won’t be a surprise to anyone, I love Captain Wentworth. The strong, silent type always get to me. This book centers around hope. Of course, hope in these situations, can be a bad thing. In fact, usually it doesn’t work out at all. However, it is nice to read (albeit fictional) about being hopeful in those situations, and having it work out.
I love the way Austen always make you think. Mr. Elliott (the cousin) is courteous, friendly, and most amiable. It turns out, he had an ulterior motive the whole time. Similarly, in Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Wickham turned out to have less than worthy intentions. Also, the people she questions, in the end, those characters are the most honorable ones.
All in all, I throughly enjoyed this classic novel. After reading it, I watched the movie, and I just fell in love with Wentworth more 🙂