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Perfectly Persuasion

"What wild imaginations one forms, where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!"

Persuasion, Jane Austen


Persuasion - Jane Austen


Anne Eliot and Cap. Wentwhort

Persuasion - Jane Austen


In which I come to a shocking conclusion.


Tres autores muy diferentes pero geniales todos a su vez.


While the snow falls, I have spent the day inside, curled up with a cup of tea and one of my favorite Jane Austen books, Persuasion.

If you’re idea of the perfect snow day is Tea and Jane Austen, you should head over to my Etsy shop, Ciarrai Studios, and check out my book and tea charm necklaces, like my Tea with Captain Wentworth necklace (which is on sale this week for 15% off).


They had no conversation together, no intercourse but what the commonest civility required. Once so much to eachother! Now nothing! There had been a time, when of all the large party now filling the drawing room at Uppercross, they would have found it most difficult to cease to speak to one another. With the exception, perhaps, of Admiral and Mrs Croft…there could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar,  no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved. Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted. It was a perpetual estrangement.


Persuasion by Jane Austen


I want to know more about Louisa Musgrove and Captain Benwick’s romance.

llisabraeden Asked:

My answer:



Seriously, people don’t appreciate it enough. It was written two hundred years ago, but the whole point is that a woman should be her own person and not let other people push her around so much. But at the same time it doesn’t ignore the power of money and gender and the ways in which young women can get backed into a corner by people with more power. I just love it so very, very much!


Catching up on Only Annie.

I really do love it.

And if you haven’t been reading, it is a modern adaption of Persuasion told in blog format, and you should definitely check it out.

Have not checked out the blog yet, but I very much like the idea of a modern day Persuasion


Persuasion (2007)

This is based on my favorite Jane Austen novel, so this is a difficult movie for me.  I suppose that I am so in love with the 1995 adaptation that this version feels a bit dirty.  The two things that bother me the most are the cinematography and the sound track.  Sally Hawkins is a lovely actress, but I don’t like her dramatically staring into the camera especially after a zoom-in.  The movie sometimes does this sound like an ’80s sci-fi.

It also occasionally shifts around the dialogue to incorrect places, but it is not as awful the second time ‘round as it was the first.  I got over my overwhelming bias and can now enjoy it.  It’s a bit emo in comparison to other Jane Austen adaptations, but that resonates with the characters of Anne and Benwick well.  So while I think everyone who loves historical romances should watch this, I do think that there are stronger films elsewhere.


Apparently there’s going to be an American remake of ‘Broadchurch’…..I really don’t understand this because the original is absolutely FANTASTIC. David Tennant and Olivia Colman…? You can not get any better than that. You know what we need? Another version of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’. Now THAT’S something I’d pay good money to see. Also, Jude Law would be perfect as Wentworth and Michelle Williams would be a fantastic Anne Eliot…or even Michelle Dockery. And directed by Joe Wright! Now that’d be a sight for sore eyes.

I’m really not sure what this post is even about anymore.


"Captain Benwick and Louisa Musgrove! The high-spirited, joyous-talking Louisa Musgrove, and the dejected, thinking, feeling, reading, Captain Benwick, seemed each of them everything that would not suit the other. Their minds most dissimilar! Where could have been the attraction?"

This is like  description of all my ships. I ship the randomest thing and I don’t know why but Jane Austen decided to make it canon. #bless

Striving to always be the half hope part of the equation by posting any and all things Persuasion.
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