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BLOGWORDS – Friday 26 April 2019 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – PERSUASION by JANE AUSTEN

 

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – PERSUASION by JANE AUSTEN

 

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!

 

Tell us your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

 

 

THE BLURB:    

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.

 

THE AUTHOR:    

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen’s plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security.

THE FIRST LINE:   

Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, became a person who, for his very own leisure, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he discovered occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one; there his faculties have been 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 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.

 

MY THOUGHTS:    

I know I’ve either seen or read this one, but honestly I can’t remember…

 

 

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