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Persuasion, by Jane Austen

toadstool11's review against another edition

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lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

cvbazley's review against another edition

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5.0

The right book for me at the right time. Undoubtedly one of Austen‘s best works.

saydenie's review against another edition

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funny hopeful lighthearted relaxing slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

krissycokl's review

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5.0

I knew even before I read Pride & Prejudice that this would be my favorite of Jane Austen's novels, perhaps of all novels.

Anne Eliot is so gentle, so calm. She is biddable in action, but not in spirit. The writing of Persuasion takes her spirit and spreads it into words. Nowhere in this book is there meant to be roiling excitement or tumultuous adventure, and yet...

The very serenity of Anne's doubts and regrets struck a chord in me. How relatable Anne's story was to my own at 18 years of age, I am not sure, but I was struck by it.

Persuasion holds a sweet place in my memory.

cbals's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

daniy's review

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4.0

this was soooo goood, way way way better than sense and sensibility, Im so glad I loved this book! I was scared I wouldnt like the other works of jane austen, since s&s was a mess.

the only thing that its making it a 4 instead of a 5 is that there is just too much coincidence on everything that happens towards the end.

mailenbli's review against another edition

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3.0

3,5 stars

missy_h's review

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5.0

My absolute favorite Jane Austen!

meghreadsbooks's review against another edition

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4.0

if you’re a jane austen girlie, you’ll like this one :) also I watched the movie first which is sacrilegious but I really liked it and it inspired me to read this / helped outline the plot in my mind before getting started, and I honestly liked that! you do you though!

pharmdad2007's review

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5.0

Jane Austen has this perfect way of wrapping things up and making everything work out in the end. I think the modern day rom-com is 100% the descendant of Jane Austen. Persuasion features some of the best people you could ever hope to meet, starting with the protagonist, Anne Elliot. A sweeter heroine would be hard to find.