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Persuasion (Revised)
Persuasion (Revised) | Jane Austen
Jane Austen's last completed novel, marrying witty social realism to a Cinderella love story 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators."
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sprainedbrain
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I mean, if the angels are going to arrange it, it has to be Captain Frederick Wentworth. 😍

(I‘m behind on my calendar, as per usual.)

Lcsmcat Me. Woodhouse??? Don‘t they mean Mr. Knightly? 36m
sprainedbrain @Lcsmcat I was confused about why Woodhouse was an option, too. 😂 31m
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ralexist
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Persuasion is my favorite of Austen's novels. The letter that Wentworth leaves for Anne contains, at least in my opinion, one of the most romantic lines, though it's not the one often quoted.
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I thought it might be fun to revisit the text in a new form, and added it to my Audible library. I slowly listened to it over the past few months during commute time and it's been a nice way to escape to a simpler time.

bookandbedandtea It's my favorite Austen too, though I've never listened to it. I'll have to do so one of these days. I'm curious what your favorite line of the letter is. I agree it's incredibly romantic but all I can recall off the top of my head is the half agony half hope which gets quoted so often. 19h
ralexist @bookandbedandtea - My favorite line is the first part of "For you alone, I think and plan." "For you alone..." seems a powerful and a lovingly full line. It's something that I wanted to inscribe in a wedding band if I'd ever gotten married. 18h
LeahBergen My favourite part of the letter is “you pierce my soul”. 💞💞💞 18h
batsy It's my favourite, too ❤️ 8h
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Kentheten
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Was in a bit of a romance mood, decided to read her later work. Started off a bit slow, took me a while to get used to the diction. About 1/3 of the way in, I became very involved. I felt like I knew the protagonist very well, and began to dislike those she did. Great book, would recommend when you‘re having any struggles with identity or lost love. 7/10

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Bklover
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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#OneWordTitle #MrBookChallenge. #ReadWithMrBook. Finally read this.❤️❤️

charl08 Ooh. I collect Persuasion editions (in a fairly relaxed way) love this cover. 1w
Cinfhen Pretty 1w
sudi That cover is so pretty😍, which edition is this? 1w
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Soubhiville Cool cover! 1w
TamAnder That‘s my favorite of her stories. Great cover- that‘s a new one to me. 1w
Scochrane26 Love this one! 1w
Bklover This is an Arcturus Publishing edition. It‘s a paperback and was quite inexpensive - got it at Books-a-Million @charl08 @sudi @Soubhiville @TamAnder (isbn is 9781785996368) 1w
charl08 Thank you! 1w
ravenlee My favorite Austen (and not just because the MC shares my name)! 1w
Bklover @ravenlee I loved it! 1w
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inthegreensandblues
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I was planning to spend the first day of the year with my books but ended up spending time with a friend in need; then succeeded in clearing the living room for myself by pulling out my Jane Austen DVDs. 😂 #wentworthwednesday Now onto Sense and Sensibility because I'm on a roll...

sprainedbrain ‘Clearing out the living room...‘ 😂 That‘s my magic trick, too! 3w
Kimberlone I love this version of persuasion! 3w
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nitalibrarian
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I picked up a Barnes & Noble edition of Persuasion I did not have yet.

charl08 Ooh! I collect (Persuasion) too. Nice cover. 4w
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Joyfulmimi
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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This was my first Jane Austen. I am surprised how much I enjoyed reading it. The pluses for me were: the main character, Anne, whom I really liked; I liked her way of thinking and perspective about people and things in her society; and I loved the romantic intrigue, the underlying energy that was in play. I was kinda disappointed by the ending. There was a slow buildup throughout the novel and then: Boom. The ending was just factual. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

merelybookish How fun to read your first Austen! This is probably my favorite because of Anne! 2mo
Joyfulmimi Great to hear that you liked her, too @merelybookish 2mo
DGRachel This is my favorite Austen. ❤ 2mo
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Joyfulmimi But does this mean it goes downward if I read more? @DGRachel ? 2mo
Savugirl This is my favorite Jane Austen. 2mo
DGRachel Absolutely not! It means it‘s my personal favorite out of a group of excellent books! I love Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Northanger Abbey, too. Emma wasn‘t bad, but I didn‘t like Sense and Sensibility. Again, it‘s just my opinion. I know people whose favorite is Sense and Sensibility. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
sprainedbrain I can never choose my favorite Austen, but it‘s either this one or Pride and Prejudice. ❤️ 2mo
Joyfulmimi I think the next Austen I will read will certainly be Pride and Prejudice! I trust My Littens! @DGRachel @sprainedbrain 2mo
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Lcsmcat
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Any Jane Austen could be a #bookIhavereread, but Persuasion has probably been read the most often. #gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

DGRachel My favorite 💖 2mo
OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
ravenlee By far my favorite Jane. 2mo
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Booksbymybed
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Drew an illustration inspired by my recent Persuasion reread, it‘s on Redbubble too now
https://www.redbubble.com/people/greenrainart/works/42648277-persuiasion-anne-an...

Linsy That‘s beautiful!!! 2mo
Booksbymybed @Linsy thank you so much 💜 2mo
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Joyfulmimi
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Briary
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I've been rereading through Austen and had the pleasure to read my absolute favorite of them all this weekend.

I'm always hunting the Über Edition for my favorites. For some, it is a challence.. For Persuasion, it only took hmm maybe 5 editions to find this one. 📚👾

bookandbedandtea Persuasion is my favorite Austen too! And that's a beautiful edition. 😊 2mo
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Booksbymybed
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Comfort reread

rubyslippersreads That cover! 😍 2mo
Caroline2 Beautiful edition!!! 💖 2mo
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Joyfulmimi
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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This is my first Jane Austen although it is her last book. I am surprised at how much I am enjoying this! Don‘t really want to put it down!

DGRachel My favorite Austen!!💖💖 2mo
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nitalibrarian
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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BarkingMadRun
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Came into Charlotte for some Euros and now I‘m eating all the pumpkin things while i read. Plus a little lemon tart pallet cleanser

Hufflepuffle Those cakes 😍 4mo
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Schlinkles
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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bookandcat Ooooh this edition looks BEAUTIFUL 4mo
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BarkingMadRun
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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emz711
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I forgot to post a cover yesterday so today you get 2!
#7covers7days #covercrush
Want to join us @Tiffiney ?

Eyelit That silhouette edition is loveliness! Who published it? (Asking for a friend 😂) 4mo
AnneCecilie Love both covers 4mo
julesG Both beautiful 4mo
emz711 @Eyelit here's the isbn, easiest way is to search online 9781511595544 4mo
Eyelit Fantastic - thanks so much!!! 4mo
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Centique
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1

Thanks for the tag @CarolynM 😘

@Jas16 would you like to have a go? 7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation - and tag someone new each time.

CarolynM That's gorgeous (and fits the story beautifully)😍 4mo
LeahBergen Lyme Regis! 😍 4mo
Centique @CarolynM thank you! @LeahBergen have you visited here Leah? I haven‘t! 4mo
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LeahBergen No, but I want to! 4mo
batsy It's stunning! And I want to go, too! @LeahBergen #litsyfieldtrip 😆 4mo
Centique @batsy oh man wouldn‘t we have a right old lark of a time 😍 #litsyfieldtrip 4mo
Scochrane26 I‘ve never seen this cover for Persuasion. I‘ve recently realized how many copies of Austen I could have if I buy all the covers I like. 4mo
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Tanisha_A
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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#covercrush #7days7covers Day 3

@ju.ca.no Juliaaaaa, I am tagging you to share your favourite 7 covers. 😀

@batsy Thank you for gifting me this. 😍

batsy ❤️❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 4mo
ju.ca.no Thanks for the Tag! 😍 4mo
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ju.ca.no (I will start on saturday, when I‘m with my books again!) 4mo
Tanisha_A @batsy @Cathythoughts I LOVE it. ☺️ 4mo
Tanisha_A @ju.ca.no Yay! I am excited to see what you choose. 😃 4mo
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BarkingMadRun
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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bookandbedandtea
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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1- This book is set over the better part of a year but the autumn portion has always stayed with me. 🌾🍂
2- Camping next weekend. I'm hopeful there will be beautiful colors in the high country. I always seem to miss peak leaf viewing. 🏕🍁🍂🍃
3- Nope. My oldest is in the workforce, my youngest in the navy, and the grand is still a toddler. 🤗
#wondrouswednesday @eggs

Eggs Camping in the high country!! Thanks for playing 🧡🍁🤗 4mo
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Reviewsbylola
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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The peer pressure is real. Are you happy now @Cinfhen 🤣🤣🤣

I‘m a sucker for beautiful covers and I could probably spend seven days just doing JA covers. 😍

#covercrush #7days7covers Day 1

mdm139 Those are great covers. I would re read those books just for their covers 4mo
Reviewsbylola Right, I already have a complete set of her books but I would buy these anyway! @mdm139 4mo
CrowCAH Beautiful me likey!!! I don‘t think I have that PnP cover in the collection! 4mo
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saresmoore I want all the pretty Jane Austen covers! These are gorgeous! 4mo
Becker Do you know what country those were published in? 4mo
Mdargusch 🌷 🌹 🌼 🌹 🌷 4mo
BarbaraBB The peer pressure 😂. Love the covers 😍😍 4mo
LeahBergen Ohhhhhh! 😍 4mo
Ruthiella Those are especially pretty! TEMPTING!😍 (edited) 4mo
batsy So pretty 😍 4mo
Cinfhen So nice of you to join in 😜I‘m VERY pleased with your first choice 😘 4mo
emilyhaldi 😍 4mo
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Romancegirl
Persuasion | Jane Austen
Pickpick

This was an enjoyable read. I liked the lovers separated over several years, only to be reunited and have awkward exchanges. All of the usual jealousy, mixed signals and longing happens in this book in a beautiful way.

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JadeBethJ
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One of my textbooks!! I have 15 in total! Also reading Wuthering Heights!

CoffeeNBooks Great book! And Wuthering Heights is one of my favorites! 5mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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1) The Satanic Verses by Salmon Rushdie
2) Persuasion by Jane Austen (over and over again)
3) 484 (totally not kidding)
5) The Feather Thief 4 stars would recommend. It was facinating.
5) Meh I don't tag, I invite anyone who wants to to play.

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Favorite edition of my favorite book

Beatlefan129 That is so pretty! 5mo
ladym30 That is beautiful!😍 5mo
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sprainedbrain
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I do love a good Austen quiz!

Which Jane Austen heroine are you? I agree with my result... and I love Anne. ❤️

https://bookriot.com/2018/10/09/jane-austen-heroine-quiz/

#AustenInAugust #ToBeFondOfQuizzes

Crinoline_Laphroaig Marianne Dashwood. 😏 6mo
Maria514626 Emma Woodhouse. 🤔 6mo
Eyelit Fanny Price 6mo
Reecaspieces Anne Elliot is my MIL name. 😂 6mo
sprainedbrain @Reecaspieces oh, so no relation? 🤣 6mo
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Bindrosbookshelf
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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My weekend reading stack since I was unable to participate last weekend in the #24in48
Need to finish off those #bookjunkietrials prompts
Not shown here but on my Kobo that I want to try to fit in as well:
• An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
• The Invasion by Peadar O‘Guilin
• Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
Wish me luck!!
#currentlyreading #weekendstack

cookreadsleep That‘s a pretty stack! 6mo
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DGRachel
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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#24in48 #hour36 #literaryloot

Probably my favorite bookish swag has to be this bracelet I found on Etsy that has the full text of The Letter. 😍 I also bought this blanket from Litographs with the text of the novel. Fully opened, it displays the view at Lyme, if I remember correctly.

Cheshirecat913 *swoon* 😍 That bracelet sounds wonderful. 6mo
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MellieAntoinette
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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1. P&P.
2. After the Kiera Knightley film version came out.
3. MacFayden!
4. Elinor Dashwood. Or was it Eleanor Thompson 🤣
5. Captain Wentworth
6. Willoughby and maybe Colonel Brandon (he‘s a little villainy when he dresses as Snape!) 🧙‍♂️
7. Thompson‘s S&S. Perfectly captures the soul of the characters and the heart of the story!

@sprainedbrain #austentatious

sprainedbrain Love these answers! ❤️ 6mo
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RhianJMartin
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Not too long ago, I received a lovely literary postcard in the mail from a dear friend. It features one of the most beautiful and profound quotes from "Persuasion" by Jane Austen. ?✒? "I am half agony, half hope."

#book #author #writer #postcard #janeausten #persuasion #austen #novel #books #letters #mail #post #literaryquotes #bookquotes #literature #halfagonyhalfhope #lovereading #snailmail #friendship #novelist

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La_Cori
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??"Voi mi trafiggete l‘anima. Io sono tra l‘agonia e la speranza. Non ditemi che è troppo tardi, che questo prezioso sentimento è svanito per sempre"

??“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are #gone for ever.” ???

#QuotsyJuly19 @TK-421

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jenniferw88
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I know these books are to do with walking & geology, but they are all places on #thecoast where I live! Have tagged the Jane Austen book because it takes place in Lyme Regis. #lilithjuly @Cinfhen @KarenUK

Cinfhen So beautiful 7mo
KarenUK Such a gorgeous place 💕 7mo
Deifio Very beautiful! She sells seashells on the sea shore! 7mo
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TracyReadsBooks
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Last Saturday it was Sherlock Holmes vs. The Three Musketeers—Sherlock won the cover battle pretty handily.

This week the decision might be a little harder—I‘m going with Persuasion vs. Sense & Sensibility. Let me know if you have a favorite!

DGRachel Always Persuasion! The cover and the book! 😍 7mo
La_Cori Persuasion! ❤ 7mo
wanderinglynn I actually like the book S&S better than Persuasion, but this book cover of Persuasion is pretty awesome. 7mo
batsy I adore this S&S cover 😍 7mo
emtobiasz Persuasion is my favorite Austen, and that cover is 😍 7mo
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Merethebookgal
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I finished my first book of the #EclecticReadathon! 🎉I only had about 15 minutes left of the audiobook when the Readathon started, so it‘s nice to already feel accomplished! I think I‘ll dig into some graphic novels next.

Robothugs That‘s a pretty edition! 7mo
Bindrosbookshelf I need to read this for my bookclub next week, after I do, I would have finally made my through all of Austen‘s main novels. 7mo
Merethebookgal @Robothugs I agree! I‘d love to get all of Austen‘s novels in this edition 7mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I read this about seven years ago. Out of all the Austen novels, I remembered the least about this one. Though I cannot easily relate to this heroine, I was invested and rooting for her from the start. Austen again weaves human nature so well into the tale I‘m glad for the reread. #ArdentlyAustenBookClub

As I was thinking about staging a photo, I determined the photo on the cover was simply perfect.

#BookNerdBliss
#BookishEncouragement

emz711 I 6mo
emz711 It's my favorite! Anne Eliot is my spirit animal 6mo
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NeamhainHughes
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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“She was deep in the happiness of such misery, or the misery of such happiness, instantly.” Well dang, if that isn‘t exactly what falling in love feels like.

emz711 Swoooon 7mo
Cheshirecat913 Persuasion always makes me swoon. You go Anne Elliot! 7mo
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NeamhainHughes
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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“She prized the frank, the open-hearted, the eager character beyond all others. Warmth and enthusiasm did captivate her still. She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or hasty thing, than of those whose presence of mind never varied, whose tongue never slipped.”

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StayCurious
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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#jazzyjune @Eggs Persuasion is about #lovelost The couple goes through quite a bit of heartache before they are reunited. One of my favourite stories.

Eggs Lovely photo ❣️ 8mo
Meaw_catlady My favorite ! 8mo
emz711 Omg #multiples , me too! 8mo
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ScientistSam
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Why yes I do like Jane Austen.

Some of my #BookCon purchases from yesterday. Isn't that Jane Austen miniature library gorgeous?!

tpixie Lovely!!! 8mo
tpixie So is #BookExpo more free stuff and #BookCon more buying of stuff? 8mo
LeahBergen Gorgeous!! 💕💕 8mo
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emz711 Love! #multiples 8mo
ScientistSam @tpixie I haven't gone to BookExpo but I think so. There is some free stuff at BookCon but super long lines and not a large volume of arc drops. 8mo
tpixie @ScientistSam thanks! For info! 8mo
Schlinkles @tpixie The big difference is that Book Expo is for people in the industry, booksellers, librarians, etc. Book Con is open to the public. 7mo
tpixie @Schlinkles thanks!! I never got that connection. I knew book expo had a Little Librarian food/eating section (edited) 7mo
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NeamhainHughes
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Of all Austen‘s heroines, Anne Elliot is one I‘ve always sympathised most strongly with. And this particular line; oof, I have lived this.

emz711 Seconded! She's so me 8mo
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emz711
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Anne's family doesn't approve of her engagement so she breaks it off and he joins the Navy. Eight years later, he dates Anne's friend who hits her head and he runs away. He comes back to hang with Anne and her family and friends but she's dating someone else. He overhears her talking about how women love the longest and he writes her a letter... no spoilers!

#badsummary
How about you @kramerh77 @NikkiKey94

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Nerdfins
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I got The Halal Guys for dinner. There is gyro meat somewhere under all that delicious sauce. 🤤#food

emz711 My favorite book! 8mo
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Nerdfins
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Somehow I don‘t think this is what Jane Austen would have had for lunch in her time. #food #janeausten

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Nerdfins
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Tea time with Anne Elliot. #tea #janeausten

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Nerdfins
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Some chamomile tea to close out the evening. #tea

Hoopiefoot That mug! 😀 8mo
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Nerdfins
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Sadness is going in thinking you had a free drink, but were actually 1 purchase away. ☹️ Tomorrow though! #tea

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