In the novel, Anne Elliot, the heroine Austen called "almost too good for me", has let herself be persuaded not to marry Frederick Wentworth, a fine and attractive man without means. Eight years later, Captain Wentworth returns from the Napoleonic Wars with a triumphant naval career behind him, a substantial fortune to his name, and an eagerness to wed. Austen explores the complexities of human relationships as they change over time.
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the story line didn't capture what Austen was writing about.
Jane Austen is never disappointing but this condensed version wasn't good.
The performance was fine
don't try to rewrite a classic
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