Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Book Review of the Month 2- Persuasion

Persuasion is one of Jane Austen's lesser known books and I think I know why. It just is not as engaging as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility or Emma.

The heroine Anne Elliott is just not as sassy, interesting or as fun as Elizabeth Bennett, Eleanor Dashwood or Emma Woodhouse. I actually found her to be quite boring in parts.

I just wasn't enthused with the storyline. Maybe if I had read Persuasion before the others mentioned, I would have enjoyed it, but I'm afraid to say it wasn't my favourite read, and I'm sure many a Jane Austen fan will criticise me for that fact.

It's not a book I will read again, but saying that I am glad I have read it as it is a Classic that I have been meaning to read for a while.

Good Evening from Pickle Land

Hope to speak to you very soon

Lesley xx

1 comment:

  1. I'm a Jane Austen fan, but I promise not to criticise you! :-) I do like Persuasion, but I agree that Anne Elliott isn't as engaging or fun as Elizabeth Bennett or Emma Woodhouse. Have you read Mansfield Park, though? Oh boy, Anne has so much more about her than Fanny Price!!