Short and Sweet Reviews // Persuasion by Jane Austen

2 thoughts on “Short and Sweet Reviews // Persuasion by Jane Austen”

  1. I never read this book, but with Pride and Prejudiced you were pretty close on your assessment – it is a comedy of manners and how stuffy and depressing it used to be (or “was” for Jane). The book is 90% social commentary and 10% love story and the more you understand the society she is making fun of, the more interesting you will find the book.

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    1. See that makes much more sense! The 90/10 split sounds about right too. It would explain why so much of the writing is focused on explaining, in great detail, where everyone is standing and how everyone acting, and how they shouldn’t be acting, in any given social setting. All the rules and the small talk was maddening!

      I’m starting Sense and Sensibility today, we’ll see if I get the same feelings again :)

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