Talk Persuasion with Jo’s Book Nook
Feb 11, 2010
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 fiancÃ©, 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.”