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Lavinia

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Persuasion - Susan Ostrov Weisser, Jane Austen I obviously liked it a great deal, of course having seen a film version a couple years ago helped a lot. If it weren't for Rupert Penry-Jones I'm not sure I would have read the book, yes I'm that shallow. However, having the main characters adult and accomplished also added a lot to the experience, though I must admit I sometimes missed Lizzie's wit or Mrs. Bennet's stupidity, though there's a lot to mock in this novel as well. As for Wentworth's letter, show me a girl who's not touched by such words as "I am half agony, half hope"!

There's a soundtrack to my reading, it haunted me for the last couple of days, and it perfectly matches the film version, where Anne runs to Wentworth after reading the letter.(Of course Austen wouldn't have permitted this and in the book version she's much more well behaved).