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"'The notions of a young man of one or two and twenty,' said he, 'as to what is necessary in manners to make him quite the thing, are more absurd, I believe, than those of any other set of beings in the world. The folly of the means they often employ is only to be equaled by the folly of what they have in view.'"

Persuasion, Jane Austen

Pretty early cutoff, doncha think.


Hmm which one should I read… #wutheringheights #emilybronte #persuasion #janeausten #decisionsdecisions

mybygoneworld Asked:
Hmmm the 2007 Persuasion - Cpt Wentworth! I tried including a link to a pic but it yelled at me : ) Idk this is my favorite version of Persuasion, I love the book!

My answer:


not my type | alright | cute | adorable | hot | sexy | LORD MERCY

I quite like that version myself, actually. I definitely prefer Rupert Penry-Jones to Ciaran Hinds. (Unpopular opinion, I think? I don’t really care.)



Bought on location.

1. Sanditon and Other Stories, Jane Austen: bought in Winchester, where Austen died before she could finish the book.
2. Persuasion, Jane Austen: bought at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, the city part of the novel takes place in.
3. The Trial, Franz Kafka: bought at the Shakespeare and Sons bookstore in Prague, the city Kafka grew up in.
4. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh: bought at Castle Howard, the setting of both film adaptations of the novel.


literature meme — ten prose [7/10]

Persuasion by Jane Austen (1818)

Persuasion is Jane Austen’s last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma and completed it in August 1816. She died, aged 41, in 1817; Persuasion was published in December of that year (but dated 1818).

More than eight years before the novel opens, Anne Elliot, then a lovely, thoughtful, warm-hearted 19-year old, accepted a proposal of marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. He was clever, confident, and ambitious, but poor and with no particular family connections to recommend him. Sir Walter, Anne’s fatuous, snobbish father and her equally self-involved older sister Elizabeth were dissatisfied with her choice, maintaining that he was no match for an Elliot of Kellynch Hall, the family estate. Her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne’s late mother, persuaded her to break the engagement, for she, too, felt it was an imprudent match that was beneath Anne.

Now 27 and still unmarried, Anne re-encounters her former love when his sister and brother-in-law, the Crofts, take out a lease on Kellynch. Wentworth is now a captain and wealthy from maritime victories in the Napoleonic wars. However, he has not forgiven Anne for rejecting him. While publicly declaring that he is ready to marry any suitable young woman who catches his fancy, he privately resolves that he is ready to become attached to any appealing young woman with the exception of Anne Elliot.

The self-interested machinations of Anne’s father, her older sister Elizabeth, Elizabeth’s widowed friend Mrs. Clay, and William Elliot (Anne’s cousin and her father’s heir) constitute important subplots.

 In many respects, Persuasion marks a break with Austen’s previous works, both in the more biting, even irritable satire directed at some of the novel’s characters and in the regretful, resigned outlook of its otherwise admirable heroine, Anne Elliot, in the first part of the story. Against this is set the energy and appeal of the Royal Navy, which symbolises for Anne and the reader the possibility of a more outgoing, engaged, and fulfilling life, and it is this worldview which triumphs for the most part at the end of the novel. [x]


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okay though but a star trek reboot persuasion au in which spock is anne and uhura is wentworth, and they meet at some linguistics conference on vulcan and spock is very nearly convinced to come to earth and join starfleet with uhura but is persuaded! at the last minute! to accept his place at the…


i just finished persuasion and that’s the story of how i died


At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. What happens when they encounter each other again is movingly told in Jane Austen’s last completed novel. Set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis and Bath, Persuasion is a brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, but, above all, it is a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.

Jane Austen is your favorite pair of shoes so familiar and comfortable. Similar to Pride and Prejudice, Anne Elliot/s family can be a bit hard to tolerate, and very dismissive of Anne despite her constant kindness. I wanted nothing more than to just put them in their place, but of course, they’re not really real. However, none of this seems to bother Anne as much as her disengagement to the lovely Captain Wentworth.  

To most people, I think they would view this as a book that goes on and on and on and is dreadfully boring (and it does tend to do so on a few occasions), but I think Persuasion is all about body language and the human psyche, and I firmly believe that Jane was an excellent judge of character and had the extraordinary talent of putting all of it into words which leaves my romantic little heart on the edge just desperately wanting the characters to get together. Watching them struggle with pride is so fun and so torturous. 

I would definitely recommend this to Jane Austen fans, but I wouldn’t recommend it making it your first Austen if that happens to the be the case. (I’d go with Emma, if you’re looking to delve into the wonderful works of Austen.) I really liked Persuasion and having re-read this for the first time in 3 years, I feel like I really understand this book a whole lot better.

Rating: 4/5

(Sorry, this review is a bit scrambled but I tried.)


"There was never any burst of feeling, any warmth of indignation or delight, at the evil or good of others. This…was a decided imperfection…She prized the frank, the open-hearted, the eager character beyond all others.


Jane Austen Raceswap | Persuasion

Anne Elliot: Rinko Kikuchi
Captain Wentworth: Santiago Cabrera


omg I think I could make a horror story out of this scene if I was better at gifmaking

anyways I’ll brighten these up and make them prettier but if anyone wants to make horror gifs feel free to use them! please like or reblog if you take them.

I also made the screencaps for this scene so if you think you could use them I’ll find a way to give them to you :)

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