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Talk Persuasion with Jo's Book Nook

Posted by: Rosi
February 11, 2010, 03:52 PM

This month our non-Harry Potter book club, Jo's Book Nook, is reading Persuasion by Jane Austen. All MyLeaky members are welcome to take part in the discussions, quizzes and more! Whether you're reading Persuasion for the first or the seventeenth time, talk with fellow members about film adaptations, favourite characters, alternative endings and so on right here on the Leaky Lounge.

Austen's 1818 novel was published one year after the author's death. Anne Elliot is 27 and unmarried, motherless, overlooked by her father and subject to her older sister Elizabeth's schemes. It is soon revealed that at the age of 19, Anne was forced to reject her fiancé, Frederick Wentworth, as he was deemed too poor to be part of the Elliot family. Persuasion follows Anne as she re-encounters a significantly wealthier Wentworth who has never truly forgiven her. J.K. Rowling has described Jane Austen as "the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire."

Happy reading!

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3777 Points

Jane austen is definately an awesome writer

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on February 16, 2010, 09:46 PM report to moderator
8876 Points

I love reading and discussing books in Jo’s Book Nook. I hadnt read Persuasion previously (or seen any of the TV or movie adaptations) and, I only started reading it a few days ago but, I hope to be able to join the discussion soon :)

Posted by Moose_Starr on February 17, 2010, 11:52 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

Never read it! Sounds good!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on February 17, 2010, 05:16 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

I wish I could participate but am afraid that school will prevent me from so doing! I hope everyone else enjoys the conversation over this book, however.

Posted by Kirk on February 18, 2010, 10:14 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

Nook is a funny word…

Posted by Won_Two on May 20, 2010, 03:11 PM report to moderator
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