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02-12-2007, 01:56 PM
I just finished reading 'Persuasion'. The only other book I have read by Jane Austen is 'Pride and Prejudice'. The two books are quite different, I think, but equally good. 'Pride and Prejudice' is perhaps more exciting. There is a lot more drama in the latter, and I think the ending is very surprising, whereas for me, 'Persuasion' was rather predictable. I always had a feeling that Anne would end up with Captain Wentworth. What I really liked about 'Persuasion' though, was the way it examined characters in great depth, more so, I think than in 'Pride and Prejudice'. I find Austen's style of writing wonderful and I plan to read more of her books in the future.

08-06-2007, 09:00 AM

10-22-2009, 04:45 PM
Hi; I'm a lover of the Jane Austen's novels.
Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion are likely to be the two books I have enjoyed the most.

Having said that, I would like to aknowledge that to me, the character of Sir Walter Elliot didn't fit amongst the acute balance of the overall universe of the novel. It's too fool for being so lovely girls' father.

Does anyone share the same opinion?