Jane Austen is at the height of her considerable powers in Persuasion, the last novel of her short and magnificent career. To call this book a Cinderella story would belittle its keen psychological insight, its subversive charm, and its winning protagonist, Anne Elliot, who at 27 is older than Austen's other heroines, but whose intelligence and vividness make her a classic Austen creation. Flo Gibson conveys Austen's ironic wit and the incomparable social acumen of her story of a woman who must take a careful look at the first mistakes of her young adulthood before she can move past them.
Anne Elliott foolishly let true love slip through her fingers when she allowed herself to be persuaded that the man she adored was an unacceptable candidate for marriage. Now, after years of carrying a torch, Anne finds herself confronted by the dashing Wentworth, newly returned from years at sea. In this, her final novel, Jane Austen savagely skewers the rigid social sensibilities of the day with brilliant satire.
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Even though you know how the end will turn out not very long into the story. I really enjoyed this book. The sound quality was very good. I always look forward to Flo Gibson narrating as well.
I loved that in the end of the story it is both of them that acknowlege they had a hand in not getting together sooner. I could really relate with the heroine throught the story, and it had some very entertaining and extreme characters, probably the most extreme out of all of Austen's novels.
This is something I will listen to over and over again.
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