Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thoughts on 'Persuasion'

A wonderful review of Jane Austen's Persuasion here by Abigail Nussbaum.

Anne Elliot may be the smartest woman in the room but given her frankly stupid and parochial circle of family and acquaintances is she also the loneliest?

And Captain Wentworth may be a granite-jawed alpha male, capable of exquisite romantic tenderness as well as macho naval leadership. But is he really a match for Anne’s intellect and culture?

This is Abigail’s take on the novel and what it tells us about Miss Austen herself: read it.