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Persuasione
Persuasione | Jane Austen
Anne Elliot una giovane graziosa e sensibile che a diciannove anni ha ricevuto lofferta damore di un capitano di marina, ma che per prudenza stata persuasa a rifiutarlo. Ora, a sette anni di distanza, quellinnamorato ricompare, prima per allontanarla con la freddezza di cui solo lamore respinto capace, poi per riconquistarla con lo stesso ardore della giovent. Con il suo tocco raffinato e gentile, Jane Austen ci conduce in un mondo da minuetto pervaso da un sottile struggimento, tra tazze di t, concerti e passeggiate nella solitaria campagna inglese. Scritto nel 1817, poco prima della morte, lultimo e forse il pi malinconico dei romanzi della Austen. La scrittrice si volge a guardare la vita con gli occhi di una donna matura che ha conosciuto lamore, lo ha perduto ma che ora non si vergogna pi di confessarlo.
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keepingupwiththepenguins
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Persuasion is really one for the true fans, often too severe to be funny (and occasionally fat-shamey, by the by) and subtle in its treatment of quite dramatic turns. I wouldn‘t recommend starting out with this one, if you‘re new to Austen, but if you‘ve already read her others, you‘re well placed to give it a go. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/persuasion-jane-austen/

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KathyWheeler
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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This is probably my third favorite Jane Austen book, after Northanger Abbey and Pride & Prejudice. I liked Anne Elliot, but her family was a mess! They don‘t deserve her. I saw the Netflix adaptation first and feel Richard E. Grant was perfect as the father. I continued with As The Wicked Watch on my #audiowalk today.

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KathyWheeler
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Went for two nice walks today listening to Fox & I. Now I‘m settling in to read Persuasion, which I‘ve never read before. I knew some things about it, but I actually saw the Netflix adaptation first. #audiowalk

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LitStephanie
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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So I am here in Bath and thinking the English are very serious about their shrubbery. These shrub balls at my lodging just make me think of Sir Elliot. I am not sure I like the idea of my shubberies being approachable! Also, to me, these look like Critters or the pods full of babies in Aliens. #pemberlittens

Leftcoastzen 👍😄🇬🇧 2w
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Blueberry
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I'm rereading this for my movie/bookclub. Though quieter than Jane Austen's other books it might be my favorite.

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ulrichyumiodd
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Pickpick

I liked it - but also wished the premise was handled a little differently. I wasn‘t exactly bored, but I also wasn‘t as interested as I thought I would be. Anne is quite Cinderella-like in my opinion. Surrounded by a wicked family that takes advantage of her, yet being herself of a deeply kind-hearted nature. And somehow that just makes her bland compared to other Austen heroines.

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LitStephanie
Persuasion | Jane Austen

Just a brief public service announcement: The new Netflix version of Persuasion is awful! Anne's character is completely unlike the book. However, Sir Elliot is very funny in his displays of vanity. Anyone else have thoughts about this new version?

batsy Oof. I really disliked it because of the tone of it was all wrong. I have no idea why they thought of depicting Anne Elliott as a watered-down Bridget Jones. I thought Richard E. Grant nailed the character of Sir Elliott, though. It was a campy version of Sir Elliott but the only thing I liked about the movie 😆 3w
DisneyFan Thanks for the PSA. I think I‘ve heard enough people say the same thing, so I will avoid it. 3w
LitStephanie @batsy watered down Bridget Jones is spot on. It isn't that it's a terrible rom-com, it is just definitely not Jane Austen! 3w
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BarbaraJean
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Discussing the recent Netflix adaptation of Persuasion with friends… 😂

julesG Your explanation is the best so far. 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
CarolynM 👏👏👏 1mo
batsy Ahahahaha! Yes, spot on. 1mo
Chelleo I see that now! 😂😂😂 1mo
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Ann_Reads
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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“P“ was a tough choice but I decided to go with Persuasion, perhaps because that is the most recent book I read for this letter.

Honorable Mention:
The Penelopiad
The Poet X
The Polar Express
Pride and Prejudice
A Promised Land

#Alphabetgame #LetterP @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Graywacke Persuasion made my list. 🙂 I think it was about the last book I finished too. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 📚 1mo
batsy Persuasion! My favourite Austen 💜 1mo
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Kristin_Reads
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Yay… it finally arrived! All of this Persuasion adaptation talk convinced me to splurge on this edition of my favorite novel. Can‘t wait to reread this one again!

Desha Yay Folio Society! I have their version of Sense and Sensibility and I love it! 💗 2mo
Kristin_Reads @Desha Yes! I have the Folio P&P and Jane Eyre and love them all, too! 2mo
Desha 📚💗💗💗 2mo
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Caterina What a delight it will be to read that edition! 😍 I'm rereading Persuasion in a pretty edition right now too 🥰 2mo
sprainedbrain Gorgeous! 😍 2mo
writerlibrarian Such a lovely cover 💜 2mo
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Pip2
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Finis. This is my second Austin novel that I have completed and faired much better than my first, Emma. Emma had the effect of disrepute and almost affected my to not read another Austin novel again. After admittedly watching and enjoying the Sanditon series and hearing of the release of Persuasion, I thought I would give Austin another chance, and I am very glad I did, the protagonist Anne has a tenderness one can‘t help finding admirable.

Kristin_Reads Persuasion is my favorite of all the Austen novels! 2mo
Pip2 @Kristin_Reads I can see why. It was a really enjoyable read. It has rekindled my opinion of Austen and has motivated me to read another one of her novels later in the year. I was thinking Sense and Sensibility. 2mo
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Ann_Reads
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Is Persuasion a romance, novel of manners or a statement about social constraints faced by the fairer sex during the Regency era? After reading a chapter per day during July, I‘ve come to the conclusion it's all of the above. The protagonist Anne is a relatable character, being calm and rational on the outside, while experiencing much inner turmoil. I haven‘t decided if this is one of my favorite Austen novels but I certainly enjoyed reading it.

sprainedbrain I think it‘s all three. ❤️ 2mo
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Caterina
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Not feeling well, but at least I have my pretty Jane Austen book 🥰

julesG Feel better. 2mo
sprainedbrain That‘s gorgeous. 😍 Hope you feel better soon. 2mo
Kristin_Reads So pretty!! 2mo
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Graywacke
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I‘m kind of an Austen slacker. This is only the second of her novels I‘ve read, even as I know only she has that special quietly elegant and playfully ambiguous nuance of expression. I adored Anne, the baron‘s humble disregarded middle daughter, trapped in manner; and I adored her variety of quiet strength. Of course I‘m following a long line here.

I read this now thanks to a Goodreads group led by @Ann_Reads

batsy "Quietly elegant and playfully ambiguous"—love it ? 2mo
Graywacke @batsy thanks ☺️ 2mo
staci.reads Persuasion is definitely in my top 3. It was the last Austen read. 2mo
Graywacke @staci.reads top 3 Austen, or top 3 all time? 2mo
Desha So glad you enjoyed Anne…I love her too! 2mo
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TravelsWithBooks
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Andrea313
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Still absolutely living for every take from every person who is hate-watching Persuasion so that I don't have to. #PemberLittens

SamAnne 😂😂😂😂 2mo
SamAnne I‘m thinking I need to make a pitcher of strong cocktail and have a solo hatewatch party. (edited) 2mo
Chrissyreadit I am it seems in the minority and enjoyed it. TBH I‘m totally curious about why it is so unliked. 2mo
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Andrea313 @Chrissyreadit I'm glad it was something you enjoyed! For me, and full disclosure, I have not watched it, my issues come from two places: the first is that Anne's quirky, quippy character bears no resemblance to the Anne of Austen's novel. And second, Persuasion is arguably her most somber, reflective work and the tone of the film disregards that entirely. I sort of wish the film's writers would have just created an original screenplay. 2mo
Chrissyreadit @Andrea313 that makes sense- when I see remakes I think of them as produced from different angles. I think because I read so many JA retellings I look at the films the same way. 2mo
Chrissyreadit I do appreciate your response though- I‘ve been genuinely confused. 2mo
RidgewayGirl @Chrissyreadit I love the novel and I thoroughly enjoyed the adaptation. 🤷🏻‍♀️ i enjoy seeing how a work is interpreted and find adaptations that hew too closely to the source material are often boring (BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice excepted). 2mo
Andrea313 @Chrissyreadit I love what you say about the film versions being similar in your mind to book re-tellings! I don't read many of those, and it could be why I prefer my films to stick more closely with the original. Since I'm on the fence about watching, will you tell me what you enjoyed most? Maybe I'll wind up going for it after all. 2mo
Chrissyreadit @Andrea313 to be fair these dais I “need” stuff to be lighter. In this version I enjoy the playful spirit- we get to see but is not obvious to anyone else. It presents Anne to me not as a “victim” but as someone who had her own growing to do - but in a playful less painful way than in JA‘s Persuasion. That does not take away from the original but rather gives me options on how to be entertained. 2mo
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Liatrek
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I‘ve commented and posted about my disappointment in the trailer for my beloved Persuasion and originally planned not to watch expecting to hate it but here am I teary eyed over in my opinion the best version of the famous letter and Anne and Fredrick reunion. That song is now on repeat. Did this movie miss the mark with Anne yes!Was the actress who played Mary perfection yes! Were there truly cringe worthy moments and lines? Yes! ⬇️ continued

Liatrek But I didn‘t hate it and the music was lovely. I can edit the hell out of a movie and make it watchable for that ending lol Maybe one day we will get a P&P worthy adaption but today I have that ending 😭❤️ Let me clarify I meant maybe we will get a Persuasion adaption as good as the P&P movie and mini series 🙂 (edited) 2mo
sprainedbrain Yay!!! Welcome to the club. ❤️ 2mo
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Kimberlone Agree! 2mo
zezeki @Liatrek Wait, you don't like 2005 P&P? 😯 2mo
Caroline2 Totally agree! 😆 I rolled my eyes a lot but the ending and reunion was spot on. I loved that they cuddled a lot and that song….! ❤️ 2mo
BarkingMadRun Hooray!!! 2mo
BarkingMadRun Also, the 2005 P&P is my least fave, I prefer the mini series that the BBC did in 1995 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence The 1995 Jennifer Ehle version of P&P is my fave by far! 2mo
Liatrek @zezeki I love that one too!! The hand flex and Darcy walking to Elizabeth at the end ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Liatrek Let me clarify I meant maybe we will get a Persuasion adaption as good as the P&P movie and mini series 🙂 2mo
Dragon Okay- I‘ve been putting off watching it but I‘m going to have to see for myself- thanks 🙏 💚🐉 2mo
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jenniferw88
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Thank you @CrowCAH for all the Austen related goodies to celebrate #200pnpcovers, although I can't help but think I should have waited to watch the new Netflix adaptation of the tagged book! I could have drunk my Persuasion tea whilst watching it in a Jane Austen mug! 🤣🤣🤣

CrowCAH How fitting that would have been to drink that tea while watching Persuasion!!! You‘re very welcome ☺️ 2mo
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kera_11
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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re-read this in anticipation of the movie coming out soon. Wentworth‘s growth as a person/man and love letter is still top tier. Anne is still not necessarily one of my favorites of Austen‘s characters but there is much to be said for Anne and her growth as well. This one has less subtle social commentary than her other books but still a goodie.

5feet.of.fury What a gorgeous cover! 2mo
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SamAnne
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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NYT takes on the Persuasion movie controversy....https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/20/movies/persuasion-netflix-dakota-johnson.html

mcctrish The Globe and Mail 🇨🇦 gave it a critics pick 🎉🎉 2mo
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MoonWitch94
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✨PEMBERLITTENS ✨

Colonial Williamsburg has a virtual exhibit on all things Regency/Jane Austen! I haven‘t checked it out yet, but wanted to share it with you all. Here‘s the link ⬇️

https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/learn/deep-dives/the-art-of-persuasion/?utm...

#PemberLittens

Ruthiella Thanks! 👍 2mo
IndoorDame Looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing! 2mo
rwmg But does it tell us what the "strange business in America" is? 2mo
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jenniferw88
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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My thoughts on the new Persuasion.

#PemberLittens @sprainedbrain

sprainedbrain Love this! ❤️ 2mo
Pip2 So my first Austen book was Emma. I was not a fan and now my second is oddly Persuasion, which is so far, much better than Emma. I have not seen the 1995 Persuasion or the new one but plan on seeing both after reading the book. It sounds like I started out with Austen‘s two least favorable novels… Which one is her best in your opinion? 2mo
jenniferw88 @Pip2 my fave is Northanger Abbey, but everyone has their own list of favourites. Jane herself said of Emma "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like", so you're not alone in disliking Emma. 2mo
NovelGirl82 Unpopular opinion, but Emma is actually my favorite Austen novel. I‘m definitely one of the few who that is true for, though. I‘m glad to hear that you like the new Persuasion. I‘ve been looking forward to watching it, but was sad to see all of the unfavorable reviews. 2mo
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sprainedbrain
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I‘ve seen the mixed reviews (and the massive amounts of burning hatred since the trailer dropped lol)… I do understand why many wouldn‘t like this adaption.

Persuasion is my favorite Austen book (tied with P&P, but I can‘t pick one over the other. I tolerate the 1995 movie, adore the 2007 movie…

I loved this movie. Love the casting, the modernization of language and the fourth-wall breaking.

Chills/crying over The Letter=success

#PemberLittens

Maria514626 Great to hear your review! The 2007 movie. Swoon. ❤️ 2mo
sprainedbrain @Maria514626 2007 and this one have one big thing in common: totally swoonworthy Wentworth. 😍 2mo
Maria514626 No swoon = a pass on the movie. 😆 2mo
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Ruthiella I love Wentworth from the 2007 adaptation. I hate the “marathon of bath” part, but every time I think of “morbid poetry” I crack up. 2mo
jenniferw88 Relieved you liked it too! 2mo
HOTPock3tt I didn‘t really like the movie much, I can‘t lie 🤨 but it was nice chatting with you! 😆 2mo
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt always! ❤️ 2mo
Amandajoy I need to reread this one and watch the movie. 2mo
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mdemanatee
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Sunday mornings.

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zezeki
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I've read Persuasion years ago, and it didn't really do anything for me, so I went into this movie like any other, more or less. And I didn't like it. I've found it a bit boring and overall not very convincing, and I didn't like the breaking of the fourth wall, it just didn't fit in well. I did like the cinematography though, there were some beautiful shots, but other than that, this is forgettable. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Ruthiella I‘ve only seen the trailers, but I don‘t think I‘d enjoy it. It seemed to try too hard to be quirky and charming.🙄 (edited) 2mo
MicrobeMom The reviews for the movie are awful. I loved the book. So, I think I will skip the movie 2mo
OutsmartYourShelf It‘s my favourite Austen book but I plan to avoid this version of it. 2mo
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Eyelit
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Not even halfway through watching this new Netflix adaptation and my first and foremost thought: what is this nonsense? (And: Will I be able to finish this?!)
Granted I‘m a little precious/protective because this is my favorite Austen novel (and one of my all time fave books) - but this is not a good movie imho.
What does everyone else think???

DGRachel I can‘t bring myself to watch it, yet. Persuasion is my favorite Austen and just the previews make me want to throw the book through my TV screen and cancel my Netflix subscription. That said - if others enjoy it, awesome. I‘m not criticizing anyone for it. 2mo
Liatrek @DGRachel Agree 100% I just can‘t watch it. I hate that it‘s at the top of my suggested viewing and I even get a glimpse of the trailer again. I sooo wanted a good adaption 😢 2mo
Graywacke I‘m reading Persuasion now for the first time. I‘ve heard some older adaptations were very good. But I‘ve only heard worry about this latest one. 2mo
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ravenlee It‘s my favorite Austen, too, and the previews just make me cringe. I‘ve seen nothing but poor reviews so far. Why can‘t we have nice things? 2mo
Leftcoastzen Someone else on Litsy posted this link I think but in case you didn‘t see it.I don‘t think I will even try to watch it https://lithub.com/from-fleabag-to-persuasion-the-rise-of-the-mussy-haired-self-... 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence Thanks for sharing that article @Leftcoastzen 2mo
DGRachel @Liatrek @ravenlee @Leftcoastzen @LiteraryinLawrence @Eyelit One of the things that concerns me is that this adaptation will be the first experience some people have of Persuasion and Anne, and to see how much just the preview alters her character hurts my heart. It does such a disservice to the author and the book. 2mo
MadelineMcCrae Persuasion is also my favorite. Have you seen the 1995 movie? If so, what did you think? 2mo
Eyelit @DGRachel @Liatrek I think I should have listened to my gut when I saw the trailer 😆 I can see why some might like it - but for me it missed the mark completely in tone and the portrayal of Anne 😩 (edited) 2mo
Eyelit @ravenlee yes! Why can‘t we have nice things?!? 2mo
Eyelit @Leftcoastzen that article was great! thanks for sharing! 2mo
Leftcoastzen @Eyelit you‘re welcome! It‘s been a long time since I‘ve read the book, thinking I‘ll reread it!😁 2mo
Eyelit @DGRachel I agree with you and do wonder how people will react if this is their first experience with Austen and then be utterly surprised if/when they try to read the books (if they even get to that point or if they‘ll just write her off (as so many have in the past) as a embittered romance writer) 2mo
Eyelit @MadelineMcCrae the ‘95 adaptation is my favorite (maybe because it was the first adaptation I saw for Persuasion) I felt that the subdued tone and the wonderfully understated performances by the two leads were fab. I have mixed feelings about the 2007 version… the cast is wonderful but I really hated all the looks directly into the camera 😅 2mo
Eyelit @Leftcoastzen I think I need a reread to get this adaptation out of my brain completely 😅 2mo
SamAnne I‘m starting to feel like I need to hate watch this…… 2mo
julesG I watched it last night. And I'm not sure what to think. I'm sure this very modern approach will make Austen interesting for the younger people, but all in all my conclusion is: The book was better! 2mo
Librarybelle My gut reaction, based solely on the trailer, is I‘ll hate it. That is so not Anne!! But, I also feel like I cannot say anything until I actually watch it…but am I really ready to do that??? I‘m a firm believer if it brings someone to the original subject matter, then it does have a service. But, come on, that‘s not Anne! @Eyelit @DGRachel @Liatrek @ravenlee @Leftcoastzen @LiteraryinLawrence @MadelineMcCrae @SamAnne @julesG 2mo
Mindelan I‘m not sure what they were trying to accomplish there. It felt like someone trying to write a modern retelling, but still set in the regency period? They cut out so much of the subtlety that makes Austen‘s work good, and the modern slang was weird. If they wanted to modernize it, they should have just done it. The actress they chose for Mary would have been great as an influencer of some kind. 2mo
Eyelit @SamAnne yeah, hate watching it may be the best mindset for this one 😅 2mo
ravenlee @Eyelit @DGRachel @Liatrek @Leftcoastzen @LiteraryinLawrence @MadelineMcCrae @SamAnne @julesG @Librarybelle the article was very interesting! And I agree that bringing someone to reading the books has value. I‘ve been thinking about a screenwriter I saw once talking about adapting books (it was The Count of Monte Cristo) and how you can‘t write the book - it‘s already been done and done well or they wouldn‘t be adapting it in the first place. 👇🏻 2mo
ravenlee And I get that argument, I really do. You can‘t just pull all the dialogue out of a book and film it. But if the idea is to read the book and then write a film version, I have to wonder who involved in Persuasion actually read the book, because they missed all the important stuff. Or did someone just use a synopsis and character list? It sounds like a student writing their essay from Cliffs Notes instead of the book. 2mo
Eyelit @julesG I agree that this a very modern approach - and I‘m all for that if it stays true to the essence of the source material (it doesn‘t have to be exactly as it was on the page to do that either) - but this is not Anne Elliot. I don‘t know who this character is but she‘s not remotely Anne Elliot 😩 and yes, the book was better 😆 (edited) 2mo
Eyelit @Mindelan omg Mary basically stole every scene she was in. One of the few characters who was true to what the essence of the character was in the book (if a little off with the language ha ha) 2mo
Eyelit @ravenlee that was my thought when watching this. Did ANYONE actually read the book at all? Cause you‘re right, it feels like some got the cliff notes and went from there… it also feels like they saw the popularity of the 2020 Emma and said ‘I can do that‘ - and just kind of keyboard smashed their way through the writing of this script 2mo
julesG I was wondering whether I just didn't remembered the book correctly. It's been a few years (cough, decades) since I read it. @Eyelit @Mindelan Yes, Mary the influencer would have been a great take on it. I agree, a modern retelling might have been better. Would have made me cringe less for sure. 2mo
DGRachel @Eyelit Yes! I‘m fine with modernizing classics (I think Clueless is fun) as long as they don‘t pretend to be anything else. Based on the previews, that‘s what it feels like they did here. It‘s a modern script masquerading as a period piece. And yes-who is that Anne? That‘s a Caroline Bingley in Anne Elliot skin! 2mo
Mindelan @Eyelit Agreed! When Anne twisted her ankle, I paused it and told my spouse “this is not cannon, but I am very interested to see how Mary reacts” and I was not disappointed 😂 2mo
MadelineMcCrae @Eyelit I‘m glad someone else loves the 1995 version! It‘s my go to comfort movie ☺️ (edited) 2mo
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Andrea313
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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@JaneAustenMeme coming in with the only review I need. I see divided reviews generally here on Litsy; anyone wanna weigh in? I welcome the debate! #PemberLittens

ravenlee I thought initial previews looked bad, then I saw the longer preview a few days ago and it looks even worse. I‘m so disappointed. 2mo
Andrea313 @ravenlee Same here on being really disappointed. To be fair, I haven't watched it yet, but the trailers I've seen are leaving me legit angry. Will we never get the Persuasion we deserve?! Even the '95 version, which I think is the best we've got, and I know some folks love, kills me with the weird circus ending. Like, I will never not be completely taken out of it when Wentworth gazes into Anne's eyes....while a stilt-walker passes by. 💀💀💀 2mo
ravenlee I like the 2007 version well enough. I don‘t know the 1995 one, and now I‘m really hesitant to look for it! I get that it‘s a very introspective novel, so much of it takes place inside Anne‘s head, and it must be very challenging to film that, but either find a way to make that work or for all that‘s holy stop mangling it! 2mo
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ravenlee The 2007 version works for me until the kiss at the end…and they‘re reaching…still reaching…Anne is gasping like a fish on land…not there yet… 2mo
Andrea313 @ravenlee I like the 2007 one just fine, but I agree about the ending! And I don't care for Anne's asides to the camera. The '95 one is perfectly lovely, I'd definitely encourage you to check it out! But it never felt like "IT" for me; I'm still waiting on an adaptation that fully captures all that's beautiful about that book. But yeah, it's so internal and so much about mood...maybe it can't be done! 2mo
Liatrek This is my fav Austen book and all the previews and trailers just turn me off from watching. I‘ve seen both versions and agree they don‘t feel as perfect as say the P&P movies. I was really hoping for a great adaption to my favorite book. 2mo
eeclayton I watched it and didn't like it. Everything I adore about Anne is missing from the movie. 2mo
Eyelit Yes! I saw one review that was basically like ‘I am all agony, no hope‘ and after watching I completely agree 🤣 2mo
Andrea313 @Eyelit "All agony, no hope" I am dead. ??? After the reviews I've read, I'm not sure I'll be able to watch it. 2mo
Linsy Ugh, that's too bad!!! I'll still watch, but maybe having low expectations will help. 2mo
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CrowCAH
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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#PemberLittens

Will you be watching the new Persuasion this weekend?

I hope to fit it in the schedule. It‘s my second fav book of Austen‘s.

Ruthiella I won‘t be able to but I would love to know what you think of it! 2mo
CrowCAH @Ruthiella I‘ll be sure to write some sort of review here on Litsy. 2mo
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Fellow #pemberlittens,

I just finished watching the new version of Persuasion on Netflix. It was truly delightful. There have been so many versions of Austin‘s work that I was wondering how they were going to make it different or more memorable. Well, I‘m happy to say that they managed to do just that. It may actually be my new favorite version. Give it a try if you have a spare 2 1/2 hours.

BookwormAHN I'm glad to hear you liked it. I'm planning on watching it. It looks good. 2mo
staci.reads I'm so glad to hear you liked it! I've read some not-great reviews. I'll definitely give it a go. 2mo
suvata @staci.reads I think a lot of the complaints were about it not following the Victorian atmosphere and clothing. It definitely was a more modern version of that period. I thought it was a very playful version but still resembled the era. Some will like the change and others are more resistant to change. To each his own. 2mo
Linsy Oooh, this gives me hope!!! I've only seen negative reactions. Clearly I need to watch this myself. 2mo
suvata @Linsy Please do. Just keep in mind that it is a more modernized production. It‘s still tell the same story but in a very fun way. 2mo
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Giving the Netflix movie a try #pemberlittens

MoonWitch94 Please tell us how you like it. I have been wanting to watch it, but I‘m not a big Dakota Johnson fan, so I was skeptical. 2mo
BarkingMadRun @MoonWitch94 so far it‘s good, the costumes are atrocious, but it‘s quirky and fun 2mo
BarkingMadRun Spoilers….. I really liked this. I was almost prepared not to, but I‘m glad I gave it a try! Anne repeatedly breaks the fourth wall, which was fun and the characters were very quirky. The dresses were historically inaccurate and I‘m not quite sure why they went that way, because they weren‘t even that amazing lol they left out Mrs Smith entirely. It was quite good, though. 2mo
AllDebooks @MoonWitch94 same here, reviews haven't been great either 😕 2mo
suvata I loved it 🥰 2mo
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mdemanatee
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Well, I definitely won‘t be finishing my reread to watch tomorrow night, but will hopefully sometime this weekend.

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vivastory
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Ouch🔥🔥
I have neither read the book, nor watched the movie. But I have yet to see a single positive thing about the adaptation.

Bookwormjillk I don‘t think anyone likes it 3mo
MadelineMcCrae If you want to watch a good Persuasion adaption, I recommend the 1995 version. It‘s my favorite book and I loved the movie 3mo
Ruthiella Maybe the movie is good on its own. I‘ve only seen the trailer. But clearly this new adaptation is a comedy and the novel is much more subtle. 3mo
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JillR I‘ve read quite a few negative reviews too, but my 11 year old daughter - who LOVES an Austen adaptation - watched the trailer and thinks it looks amazing so I guess we‘re watching it! 😆 3mo
Pip2 I‘m reading Persuasion right now. I was going to complete prior to the move being released. It is disheartening to hear that the movie may not live up to expectations. Maybe I will take Madeleine‘s advice and watch the 1995 version instead. I do not care for twisted versions of a good book, and so far this is a good book. 3mo
batsy The book is one of my faves. That quote seems to sum up my thoughts on the trailer 😅 3mo
Eyelit Lol that quote def sums up the adaptation nicely 🤣 2mo
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Graywacke
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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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; there his faculties were roused into admiration and respect, by contemplating the limited remnant of the earliest patents; there any unwelcome sensations, arising from domestic affairs changed naturally into pity and contempt 👇

Graywacke as he turned over the almost endless creations of the last century; and there, if every other leaf were powerless, he could read his own history with an interest which never failed. (Ok. You can catch your breath now. #firstlinefridays ) (edited) 3mo
PaperbackPirate 😳 The longest 1st line I‘ve seen! 3mo
Blueberry Now that's a sentence. 3mo
Graywacke @PaperbackPirate @Blueberry 🙂 Guess she had a lot to get across upfront. 3mo
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Graywacke
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Starting this this morning. I‘m reading it with a small group on Goodreads, a chapter a day. (Unfortunately my book order did not come in yet. So, beginning with a free Kindle version.) I‘ve never read it before.

eeclayton It's probably my favourite Austen book. Looking forward to your review later on. 3mo
CarolynM I like it a lot. I look forward to seeing what you think. 3mo
Graywacke @eeclayton @CarolynM oh, good. I‘ve only read P&P before. I‘m enjoying being back in language, and her manner of characterization. It‘s what I most enjoyed in P&P. 3mo
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Booksbymybed
Persuasione | Jane Austen
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Delightful reread, this is my favorite Austen novel, much as I love Pride and Prejudice, yet this one is a pute perfection.

Liatrek My favorite ❤️❤️ I just stared reread it‘s such a comfort read😊 3mo
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mona91
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Amazing book ♥️

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bookishbitch
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Who else is reading this (or re-reading) before the new Netflix adaptation drops?

iread2much I didn‘t know Netflix was making one! Exciting 3mo
bookishbitch @iread2much Yes! It's due to be out on July 15th. 3mo
kbibliophilific Thanks for the reminder !! I need to! 3mo
Cathythoughts New Netflix adaptation ! Thanks, I must keep an eye out 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
iread2much @bookishbitch ooo, cool! Thank you! 3mo
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Andrea313
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Brandon and I both feeling some kinda way about this new wreck of a Persuasion adaptation. What say you, #PemberLittens??

https://mobile.twitter.com/NetflixFilm/status/1536695148251430912

dylanisreading What even? 3mo
Liatrek The more I think about it just makes me sad. I was really looking forward to a new adaption of my favorite Austen book. This looks like a comedy. (edited) 3mo
MaureenMc I don‘t have high hopes for this adaptation. 3mo
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Ruthiella Oh dear! 😂 I just watched the trailer. No, just no. 🙈 (edited) 3mo
rwmg Brandon is being too kind 3mo
LeahBergen The jam. What the HELL is up with the jam?? 3mo
Andrea313 @LeahBergen Because Anne is *wAcKY*? I can't with this. 🤦‍♀️ 3mo
Andrea313 @Liatrek Agreed! Like, they're just trying to remake the most recent Emma movie with no consideration of the literal source material. 😡 3mo
Andrea313 @Ruthiella So much to unpack but better to burn the whole suitcase. 3mo
batsy Same. Anne breaking the fourth wall thing with knowing looks at the audience is totally not the same tone or mode or style as the book. If they wanted to make a saucy comedy featuring pert bubbly characters, adapt a different book! *gets off soapbox* 😆 3mo
eeclayton @batsy That made me cringe too. Breaking the fourth wall rarely works for me anyway 3mo
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Liatrek
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Persuasion is my favorite Austen novel❤️ Did anyone else see the trailer? I‘m a little nervous now because this makes her seem like a cheeky extrovert almost Emma comedy style. I was really looking forward to new adaption.

zezeki I've seen the trailer, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I'm not really a fan of Persuasion, but I got the feeling from the trailer that it was trying to make another Emma, but the vibe was just off. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
DGRachel I saw half of it before I got interrupted. I‘m nervous about it because Persuasion is my favorite of Austen‘s novels because Anne has always felt the closest to my personality. I‘m not looking forward to Persuasion being turned into a RomCom. 😔 3mo
K.M.-Forester Ugh this is like the Dorian Gray novel being turned into that terrible soft porno crap 3mo
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Graywacke No, haven‘t seen the trailer. I‘m planning to read in July for the first time (with @Ann_Reads ) So…I‘m interested. 3mo
Liatrek @DGRachel Me too! Anne is the character I always relate too the most. This story is not a RomCom sadly. Maybe they should the adaptions to BBC. 3mo
Liatrek @K.M.-Forester Ugh!!! 3mo
Liatrek @Graywacke It‘s my favorite hope you enjoy it🙂 3mo
Ann_Reads Based on the trailer, I'm going to skip this new version for now. There is a 1995 BBC adaptation, starring Ciarán Hinds as Captain Frederick Wentworth. (Supposedly this was overshadowed by the 1995 release of P&P with Colin Firth, which is why it never became super popular.) I plan to watch the BBC version, after I read the book for the first time in July. 3mo
DGRachel @Ann_Reads the version with Ciaran Hinds is my favorite adaptation. I hope you love both the book and the film. 💖 3mo
DGRachel @Liatrek I‘m not sure if I‘m going to bother watching. I watched the full trailer and I‘m annoyed all over again. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3mo
Liatrek @Ann_Reads I actually just finished watching this version. Love it so much❤️ 3mo
Liatrek @DGRachel just finished watching the one with Ciaran needed to see a good adaption. Zero hope for this new one. 3mo
Liatrek @DGRachel Agree100% 3mo
DGRachel @Liatrek I really want to watch it again. I guess I‘m staying up late tonight. 🤣🤣 3mo
Ann_Reads @DGRachel @Liatrek Thank you. I'm really looking forward to the book. So glad to hear you both loved the BBC adaptation. 3mo
Ruthiella I guess I would be curious to see how the writers work The Letter in. But the reason it works in the book is because Anne and Wentworth keep misunderstanding each other‘s signals. How does that work when they are “friends” as portrayed in the trailer. (edited) 3mo
Liatrek @Ruthiella So true! 3mo
batsy I agree. I guess the free indirect discourse is hard to adapt into film without turning Anne into someone who turns to the camera to say things, but it alters the whole tone of the book. And the tone of the book hinges on Anne as a character & the sadness she's living with. @Graywacke I'll be interested in your thoughts on the book! And this adaptation, because I'll be hate-watching, most likely 😂 (I highly recommend the Ciaran Hinds adaptation). 3mo
Liatrek @batsy Hate watching 😂😂😂love it! 3mo
Palimpsest I saw the preview. I can‘t stand it when characters break the fourth wall and I feel she was a bit too animated and goofy from the preview with jelly on her upper lip and dumping a drink on her head, not at all like the book, but I know I‘ll watch the movie despite that she‘s not my favorite actress. 3mo
Graywacke @batsy it will only be my second Austen. 🙁 I loved P&P - loved the writing (plot is alright too). But that was years ago and I‘ve never gotten back to poor Jane. 3mo
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Lara.Tomme
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I have read Persuasion by Jane Austen. I actually listened to an audiobook version of the classic novel.

Once again, Jane Austen amazes me with her writing style, clever sentences, and intriguing storyline. It is not my favorite Jane Austen book, but I have certainly enjoyed it.

#scribd #audiobook

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rachaich
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Ah, she is obviously a superb writer.
I'd not read this one and did find it more challenging than P a d P or Northanger Abbey.
However, as , truly appreciated her wit and humour, plus the actual setting. We visited Lyme Regis a few weeks ago and live near Bath.

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rachaich
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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What a gorgeous edition, from my super boyfriend.

Keeping on with my Jane Austen reading...

robinb Gorgeous! ❤️ 4mo
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roronoazoro
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Persuasion is a super small book so it‘s super easy to read, unlike other Jane Austen novels.
Even though this book has a happy ending to me it doesn‘t look like it, there is no freedom of choice, if he was still a low-status man like before, Anne would have married someone else society wanted her to and not the man she loved.

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4206683915

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roronoazoro
Persuasion | Jane Austen

“I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. 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. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago.”

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roronoazoro
Persuasion | Jane Austen

“A man does not recover from such a devotion of the heart to such a woman. He ought not - he does not.”

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LeahBergen
Persuasion (Revised) | Jane Austen
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CrowCAH I think that means I improved my looks, since I‘m past that age! 😉 6mo
TheKidUpstairs Hmm... what about when she's 39? Asking for "a friend" 6mo
Cathythoughts Lovely picture with the little hand making a cameo appearance 👌 6mo
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cariashley @TheKidUpstairs lol was thinking the EXACT same thing, as that particular birthday looms ahead of me this year! 6mo
mabell Oh 29 😆😆 6mo
TheKidUpstairs @cariashley great minds 🤣🤣 6mo
LeahBergen @CrowCAH Me, too! 😆 6mo
LeahBergen @TheKidUpstairs @cariashley 😆😆 You two are lucky. Let me just say as someone WELL past 39 … I looked way better at that age than I did at 29! You guys are peaking! 🙌🏻 6mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts That little hand keeps creeping in to wave at you 🤣 6mo
LeahBergen @mabell Right?? 😆 6mo
cariashley @LeahBergen 🙌 is right! 6mo
Suet624 I love this series of posts you‘re doing. 6mo
LeahBergen @Suet624 Thanks! 😊 6mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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1. A few of my favorite books with one word titles: Persuasion by Jane Austen, Stardust by Neil Gaiman, Fated by Benedict Jacka, & Hounded by Kevin Hearne

2. Never really thought about it 🤷🏻‍♀️ A good book is a good book no matter the title length 🤪

#Two4Tuesday

#BookNerd 💙🤓📚

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 6mo
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StayCurious
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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#200PnPcovers @CrowCAH @mabell This book is, in my humble opinion, the most romantic of Jane‘s works. #Love

mabell Excellent point! A very different journey - love surviving the test of time ❤️ 7mo
Liatrek Persuasion is my favorite ❤️ 7mo
CrowCAH I LOVE this book! Sea captains, the water, second chance love! 7mo
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