Check out my Persuasion book summary and review  that I created to help you understand the basics of this great book.Persuasion (original title Persuasion) is a drama film directed by Carrie Cracknell and was released as a Netflix Original in 2022. It is a modern adaptation of Jane Austen's novel of the same name.

Persuasion book


Persuasion book summary

Anne Elliot lives on the brink of bankruptcy with her snooty family. In order to save money, the family is supposed to go to Bath and rent out the house. Sister Mary Musgrove, who has already moved out, feels ill.

Anne doesn't come to Bath to look after Mary, who lives next door. She meets the tenant of the house, Admiral Croft. This announces that Captain Frederick Wentworth is coming to visit. Seven years ago, Anne and Wentworth were in love. On the advice of Lady Russell, Anne declined to marry because Wentworth was then destitute. Now he has a career in the Navy and is rich. Anne still mourns her lost love.

Anne is friendly and polite to Mary, although she sees through Mary's actions. Mary is aware that she is faking her ailments to gain attention. Anne finds humor in her sister's behavior and gets along well with the rest of the Musgrove family.

When the Crofts and the Musgroves have dinner together, Anne avoids Wentworth. It comes to that Louisa is sitting next to Wentworth. The two get along very well. Embarrassed, Anne says out loud that Mary's husband originally wanted to marry her,

 which she declined. Louisa and Wentworth meet on a trip to Lyme. Louisa wants to fall down a flight of stairs so Wentworth can catch her. He tells her not to do that. Louisa falls and injures herself badly. Anne leaves because Mary insists on taking care of Louisa to make her feel useful.

Anne learns that Louisa is engaged and assumes it must be Wentworth. Meanwhile, cousin William Elliot joins the Elliot family. He should inherit the fortune. To keep it that way, he wants to ensure that Anne's father, Sir Walter Elliot, does not enter into a new romantic relationship and still has a son.

He openly admits this to Anne. According to his plan, he courts Mrs. Clay, who wants to marry Sir Walter. At the same time, however, he gets along very well with Anne, who enjoys his company as a distraction.

Wentworth comes to Bath. At a social event, Anne explains how lasting a woman's feelings are. Wentworth hears this and immediately writes Anne a letter professing his love for Anne. It turns out that Louisa has become engaged to a colleague of Wentworth's. Anne and Wentworth find each other and now want to get married.

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