Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion

Jane Austen with Deidre Shauna Lynch (Contributor), James Kinsley

249 pages first pub 1817 (editions)

fiction classics literary romance emotional slow-paced

Description

Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her f...

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Moods

emotional 65%
hopeful 48%
lighthearted 46%
reflective 46%
funny 26%
relaxing 23%
inspiring 10%
challenging 6%
sad 6%
tense 3%
adventurous 2%

Pace

slow 56%
medium 38%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 67% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | Yes: 6% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.1

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