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Anne Elliot Character of the Week

Updated on January 25, 2014

Anne Elliot of Persuasion

Anne Elliot came from a world where you either married early or shriveled up and blew away like a leaf, Anne Elliot shocked her Regency England Era friends and family by not doing that at all, she shocked everyone by finding love again after the age of 25. I know that sounds young to you, but they only expected to live to 60 or so in that age. Not one but three men fall for her charms in the heart warming novel. A rich distant cousin, a sorrowful poet of a man who lost his first love to illness and a man she jilted many years ago.

Jane Austen poured her heart and soul into this last novel, she put more of herself in this than any other novel, maybe because she knew she was dying. She passed away in the summer of 1817, the book was published Christmas of that year, but was dated 1818.

This is my copy of Persuasion, the one that look me less than a week to read while I had a bad cold.

Persuasion was remarkable for its time it gave hope for those women who never again enjoy a second bloom in life. This stood for the beauty and health we have in the bloom of youth. Many more women never married in that time, it was harder to meet a suitable match, money, station in life and career, matrimony was a game that many women and men simply could not afford to play.

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen: Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Lady Susan (The Heirloom Collection)
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen: Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Lady Susan (The Heirloom Collection)

If you buy this book in hardback you can pay 50 to upwards to 100 dollars. I bought this version on kindle and only paid 2.99


Persuasion 2007

Even through this is my favorite version of this novel on film it is missing some of my favorite passages. Mr. Frederick Wentworth is very dreamy, Ann is strange looking at times, it is part the actresses short comings, half the odd way they did her hair.

Jane Austen Art

I love making Jane Austen style art.

Persuasion movie 1995

This movie has my favorite passage, but the main actor is not someone I would ever swoon over, Ann is okay. I still really like this version.


I can't stress how much I dislike this version, it is the longest version by nearly two hours and they still managed to cut a few things out that I liked. The costumes were the worst, it looked like they just went to a 1970's store and bought the most tacky 1970s material and said that is what is going into this classic Jane Austen book PBS adaption. Ann looked about 40, I'm not sure if she was. She is supposed to look about 27 to 32 at the oldest.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for the information about Anne Elliot

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      C A Chancellor 

      6 years ago from US/TN

      I agree, the 2007 version is best.


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