All Things Austen: Persuasion

13 Apr

Persuasion is my very favorite Jane Austen novel.  And the movie of the same name is one of the best screen adaptations I have seen.  Faithful to the novel, the movies’s settings and costumes are beautiful.  You do not want to miss this great Austen adaptation.  Ciaran Hinds and Amanda Root are wonderful as Capt. Wentworth and Anne Elliot.  Other cast members include Corin Redgrave, of the famous Redgrave acting family, and Sophie Thompson, sister of Emma Thompson

In 1814 England, 27-year old Anne Elliot lives an oppressive life with her father, Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall, and her elder sister Elizabeth, both of whom are incurable snobs. Eight and a half years ago, Anne been persuaded to refuse an offer of marriage from the man she loved, a young naval officer of no position or fortune. Now, after the Napoleonic wars, Captain Wentworth has gained both rank and money, and chance has thrown them together again. Anne finds herself confronted with thoughts of might-have-been as she watches Wentworth court her brother-in-law’s sister, Louisa. But an accident causes Wentworth to realize whom he truly cares for, and he follows Anne to Bath. But her cousin William (the heir to Kellynch Hall) is also pursuing her and is rumored to be engaged to Anne. And she must overcome this last obstacle before she can persuade Captain Wentworth as to the true nature of her affections.

Click HERE to watch the movie trailer.

One Response to “All Things Austen: Persuasion”

  1. Carrie, Reading to Know April 13, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    It’s been a LONG time since I’ve read this one and/or seen the movie. Maybe a little too long. (But I’m still working on Sense & Sensibility.

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