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Persuasion, by Jane Austen

7 reviews

lorriss's review

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hopeful reflective
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

4.0


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cdoubet's review against another edition

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lighthearted reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


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solouncapitulomas's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

yes, I enjoy second chance romance and yes, I did love this one more than sense and sensibility (if that is even possible)

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mbichaela's review against another edition

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emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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oksi's review against another edition

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hopeful relaxing slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5


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mariebrunelm's review

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emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

I hadn't read a book by Jane Austen in a looong time. Last year I contemplated re-reading Emma but I had hated it so much the first time round that I couldn't bring myself to the task again. I remembered feeling really sad while watching the BBC adaptation of Persuasion, but a few friends convinced me I should try reading it, and they were right. Mind you, I felt it dragged quite a bit, and I couldn't care less about the endless discussions and social niceties for most of the book, but I did enjoy the fact that the heroin wasn't a very young woman dazzled by first love. I found her and Captain Wentworth quite endearing, and while I wish the book had been half as short, not so fatphobic and elitist, I'm glad I finally read it.

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kierscrivener's review against another edition

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challenging emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

 Upon reread this was an compelling and nuanced and well done. I appreciated her coming into herself. And I adored the Crofts as secondary characters.

Read First: January 2018
Second: May 2021
 

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