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Annotated Persuasion
Annotated Persuasion | Jane Austen, David M Shapard
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From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen's Persuasion that makes the beloved novel an even more satisfying and fulfilling read. Here is the complete text of Persuasion with hundreds of annotations on facing pages, including: ● Explanations of historical context● Citations from Austen's life, letters, and other writings● Definitions and clarifications● Literary comments and analysis● Plentiful maps and illustrations● An introduction, a bibliography, and a detailed chronology of events Packed with all kinds of illuminating information--from what Bath and Lyme looked like at the time to how "bathing machines" at seaside resorts were used to how Wentworth could have made a fortune from the Napoleonic Wars--David M. Shapard's delightfully entertaining edition brings Austen's novel of second chances vividly to life.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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#Pemberlittens it's hard to believe tomorrow is the last Chapter of the last book‼ What a ride❗
@sprainedbrain #pagesofpersuasion

TheBookHippie ♥️ 5mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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"Oh! you may as well take back that tiresome book she would lend me, and pretend I have read it through." - Elizabeth Elliot

#Pemberlittens Who's done this? Or Skimmed and Read the Last Chapter. ??‍♀️

#pagesofpersuasion @sprainedbrain

catebutler Love your teacup!! 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @catebutler junk store find! 5mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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#Pemberlittens Listening to Audio because of life and it's Juliet Stevenson. Then I read footnotes in the Annotated.

"In all her novels but her first, Northanger Abbey, there is a young man with great surface charm and attractiveness who tempts the heroine to a degree. The previous four—Willoughby, Wickham, Henry Crawford, and Frank Churchill—all prove untrustworthy in some respect, though in varying degrees."
@sprainedbrain #pagesofpersuasion

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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The seashore is such a important part of Persuasion. And since I can't make it to Lyme here's a favorite beach I have been to - South Padre Island, Tex.

#Pemberlittens name a beach you love and tag me with a photo. 🏖

@sprainedbrain #pagesofpersuasion

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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#Pemberlittens 'and to Lyme they were to go.' 🌊
@sprainedbrain #pagesofpersuasion

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Eyelit
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I hope this isn‘t too late (time def got away from me this week 🙄😄)
I love the owl mugs @BennettBookworm and am excited to enter your #steamygiveaway - such a fun idea 🦉💜
I don‘t own a lot of mugs, sadly - but my fave is one I actually received from a Litsy swap box years ago. And it just so happens to match my current read right now 😍

BennettBookworm Thanks for entering! That is such a perfect match LOL! 6mo
Soubhiville Good luck! 6mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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I've been saving my Persuasion socks to wear this month. And since I'm wearing them with my gardening boots here's a gardening quote:
"I have been several times in the garden with Mackenzie, trying to understand, and make him understand, which of Elizabeth‘s plants are for Lady Russell." ?????‍?
#pagesofpersuasion #pemberlittens
#listenwhileyouwork @sprainedbrain
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Crinoline_Laphroaig *"Mackenzie would be the gardener. Gardeners, whose work required great skill and knowledge, especially on properties with extensive landscaping, were upper servants; this is why Anne refers to him by his last name, a mark of respect. First names were used for lower servants." 6mo
DebinHawaii Love the socks!!! 💚💚💚 6mo
sprainedbrain ❤️ the socks! 6mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Came home to fun mail from @CrowCAH ( #litsybookmarkswap) and an early bday surprise I‘m tucking away until Aug 21 from @Mitch (you have spoiled me ridiculously this past month) and BOTM, and my Annotated copy of Persuasion (#pemberlitten) so mail call at #litsysummercamp was pretty spectacular today-

LeahBergen Lovely mail day! 👏🏻 6mo
CrowCAH Very exciting! 😊 ✉️ 6mo
Mitch Yeah for birthdays xxxxx 6mo
cwarnier Those are the best mail days! 6mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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"Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one;....."
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Here are my copies of Persuasion. Also have tagged book on Kindle, and Juliet Stevenson reading on Audible.

And I decided on a hashtag for myself:
#pagesofpersuasion
#pemberlittens @sprainedbrain

4thhouseontheleft I love this photo! 6mo
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TheBookHippie
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#PEMBERLITTENS AUGUST READY

Bookwormjillk I can‘t believe we‘re on the last book! 6mo
UwannaPublishme Best mug ever! 👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
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LitStephanie That mug is great 6mo
TheBookHippie @LitStephanie I have two- both gifts from littens! The other is different colors so cool. 6mo
staci.reads That mug! 😍 6mo
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PickwickPlockPlock
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A re-read, and still I was glued to the page and couldn't wait for THAT letter. You know the one. Now I'm in the mood for the film adaptations.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa My favorite Austen book! 13mo
PickwickPlockPlock @Riveted_Reader_Melissa It might have become my favourite too, over the years. I think now I have to read Pride and Prejudice again to make sure! 13mo
ravenlee Always my favorite! That letter...swoon! 13mo
MadelineMcCrae The 1995 film adaption is my favorite! And that letter is just 😍 6mo
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Limonotte
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Reorganized the books on the shelf above my bed. They're the comfy books I like reaching for just to reread a line or paragraph I love.

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DGRachel
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Okay, Litsy. I need your advice. I started reading this version of Persuasion because I wanted to reread the book and thought the annotated version might be fun. There is literally a full page of notes opposite each page of text. Does a person really need that much trivia in their brain? Should I ditch this for one of my other editions or tough it out?

Redwritinghood Maybe just skim the notes? 2y
REPollock I would not want that much extra information unless I was writing a report on the book. 😐 2y
DGRachel @Redwritinghood I‘m not sure I know how to skim. 😂😂 2y
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DGRachel @REPollock Can you tell I didn‘t look at the book before I bought it? I was a bit overwhelmed when I started reading it last night. 2y
wanderinglynn I have the complete annotated Sherlock. I only look at the annotations on the items that I‘m curious to know more about. Otherwise, I just read the text and ignore the annotations because it is a lot of info. 2y
Tamra Oh yikes no - would ruin the flow state! 2y
DGRachel @Tamra Exactly! I was talking to someone today and said that it was a good thing I was so familiar with the story as I‘d have been completely lost with all the breaks for the notes! 2y
Itchyfeetreader Wow this looks heavy and distracting 2y
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DGRachel
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I had to leave work early because of a terrible migraine, but after ice and pain meds, I feel well enough to read. I had planned on the tagged book, but I‘m intimidated by the quantity of annotations - a full page of notes for each page of text! So, I think I‘m going to try a new-to-me romance author to see if that‘s more the speed my still aching head can handle. 🤞🏻

Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 2y
rachelsbrittain I LOVE Alyssa Cole and A Princess in Theory! Hope you enjoy it and start to feel better 2y
DGRachel @Jas16 Thank you. @rachelsbrittain I am definitely enjoying her writing style and I can‘t wait to see where this story goes. 😊 2y
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mollyrotondo Uhh I suffer from them too! Hope you feel better and get to enjoy a little reading 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve had the same problem you have today 😓 Feel better soon ❤️ 2y
DGRachel @mollyrotondo I‘m sorry you get them, too! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hate that you‘re suffering today, too. I hoe you feel better soon! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DGRachel I just recently started the emgality injections and tapered off topamax. I haven‘t had one in about 2 months... I hope you are feeling better! I‘m just upset I didn‘t get to read any today, my only day off 😫 2y
robinb So sorry....feel better soon. 😞 2y
DGRachel @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The emgality did absolutely nothing for me. I hope it works for you. 🤞🏻I can‘t tolerate Topamax at all anymore. I‘m back on Lamictal but all it‘s doing is eliminating auras which are my early warning system. Today‘s migraine felt like it came out of nowhere. 😭 2y
DGRachel @robinb Thank you. 😊 2y
Geenie Feel better! 🙏💖👍 2y
Crazeedi @DGRachel migraines are debilitating, so sorry you have to deal with them. I hope you find a treatment that helps, hugs❤❤ 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Feel better and sending hugs! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DGRachel oh no!! I‘m sorry! Mine was hurting when I got up, but usually I have an aura too... I have fioricet, but it doesn‘t do much.. 🤯 2y
DGRachel @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Fioricet has never done much for pain, but it used to help stop auras if I took it as soon as one started. I took one when I got home from work, so it did help me sleep for a couple of hours. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DGRachel I‘m worried about stopping the topamax.. I‘ve been on it for so long... I hope you feel better and get some rest ❤️ 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#FebruaryFeels #LongWait

It was a long wait for Anne Elliot & Captain Frederick Wentworth but the wait & his almost broken heart & pierced soul led to the letter to rule all letters. (Swoon 💜)

ralexist My favorite Austen! I recently did a "re-read" listening to it as an audiobook. I loved revisiting the story in a different format ? 2y
DebinHawaii @ralexist Yes! I listened to the Greta Scacchi narrated version a couple of years ago & loved it. I keep hoping Rosamund Pike does one. I love her Pride and Prejudice & Sense and Sensibility narrations. 2y
Eggs Great choice 👏🏻👏🏻🤗🤗 2y
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bookandbedandtea
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"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope." (Swoon ?)
I'm rereading my favorite Austen for the bazillionth time and it's making me long for autumn.

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Felso
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“I am so ill I can hardly speak !” Where is my capable Anne? Getting some r&r today to hopefully feel better. #allergies #whydoesspringhavetobesopollony #janeausten #JANEissarilyAUSTENTATIOUS #Janeforcomfort

CrowCAH For me Jane is a great “pick me up”!!! Hope she helps! 4y
JacqMac Right there with you. Hope you feel better soon. 4y
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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyJan18 #exchange A second chance to exchange feelings and promises that were lost and broken. 💙 #janeaustenknowsall

Jaku Love it Debinhawwai 4y
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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyDec17 #letters 📃🖋Jane Austen's books are full of letters and quotes about them, but I think 'the' letter has to be Captain Wentworth's in Persuasion. If you have never read it, you must even for that letter alone. ❤️I love these two quotes about Anne's anticipation of reading it and on the after effects of reading such a letter. #janeaustenknowsall

Kalalalatja Love love love love Wentworth's letter #swoon ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
benchley1 Oh That letter...I swoon everytime...and hear it in Juliet Stevenson voice... 4y
SandyW Now I'm going to have to read Persuasion again. What a hardship. 😜 4y
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DGRachel Yes! I ❤️ The Letter. @Kalalalatja #swoon is right! 4y
batsy Oh yes! Now you're making me want to read Persuasion again! 😍 4y
DebinHawaii @Kalalalatja @benchley1 @SandyW @DGRachel @batsy Maybe a Persuasion buddy read in 2018? 😆📚❤️ 4y
benchley1 @DebinHawaii I would be in. I'm always rereading or listening to Jane Austen, Harry Potter, or Dame Agatha 4y
SandyW @DebinHawaii @Kalalalatja @benchley1 @DGRachel @batsy I could be up for that. It would be my first. 4y
Kalalalatja I'm in! I have read it so many times, so for once I might be able to pace myself a bit with a buddy read, instead of reading the book all at once 😄 4y
DGRachel @DebinHawaii @Kalalalatja @benchley1 @SandyW @batsy I‘m always up for a reread, but I can‘t promise not to read ahead. I tend to get swept away by the story. 😊 4y
batsy I'm cool for this, as well! Always game for an Austen reread 😊 but yes, I have difficulty with pacing as well 😆 4y
benchley1 Maybe with a buddy read we'll have to slow down the reading pace and saviour...I read it like I eat popcorn 4y
DebinHawaii @Kalalalatja @benchley1 @SandyW @DGRachel @batsy I'm happy you guys are interested! I've not organized a buddy read before but would be happy to try. Would love opinions on how/how much you'd like to read there are 24 chapters so we could do 4,5,or 6 a week, or one a day...Also timing...January too soon? Feb for romance? Later on? We probably can't make it perfect for everyone but would love to make it fit as much as possible. 4y
Kalalalatja I haven't participated in a buddy read before, so I'm completely inexperienced as well 😄 but I can say, I don't have any preferences for when to read it, but maybe Feb, if there are some who need to buy/borrow it first? 😊 4y
DGRachel I think the last one I did for Persuasion was a chapter a day. February sounds great! 4y
SandyW Newb here. I'm very flexible and could probably make any time work, but January is my quietest month. I think 6 chapters a week over 4 weeks sounds reasonable. (I am happy to defer to group consensus, but 1 ch/wk would be too slow for me.) 4y
benchley1 I have no time preferences. I've got the book, ebook, and audio... 4y
batsy I already have my copy, so can start anytime as well. I'm open to any month 👍 I like @DGRachel's idea of a chapter a day, but if that's too much then 24 chapters over a month sounds good 😊 @Kalalalatja @benchley1 @SandyW 4y
SandyW I can do a chapter a day... I could even commit to something like the entire book over a weekend, but that might be too much for everyone else... 4y
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Felso
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Comfort listen. 🙂

Lcsmcat I return to Persuasion when I need a comfort reed too! 4y
DGRachel Yes! 4y
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MamaBear
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R.I.P. Jane Austen, 200 years ago today.

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Mindyrecycles
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Well this is my kind of readathon. Read what you want to and as much of it as you can. Done! 🙂#HSreadathon #highsummerreadathon

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Sarah.Kat
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Argos would make a very dashing Naval officer. Look out, Wentworth!

LauraBeth Awww 🐶❤️ 5y
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BooksPieAndCoffee
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I've always been a HUGE Jane Austen fan but have recently decided to work on my physical classics collection. I love finding nice editions for super cheap! 📚🍰☕️

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helgagrace
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Pickpick

*sniff*

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helgagrace
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Also: maps. This is where I lived during my semester abroad! 🇬🇧 @sophiebiblio @surlyspice

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helgagrace
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I appreciate all this information about carriage speeds! @surlyspice @sophiebiblio

helgagrace Some of the information is apparently drawn from a book called *A Treatise on Carriages* 6y
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helgagrace
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We need a whole separate book on curacy and the difference between vicars and rectors! @sophiebiblio @surlyspice

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helgagrace
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Re-reading for the purpose of podcast discussion! @sophiebiblio @surlyspice

helgagrace supercasual 6y
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