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Captain Frederick Wentworth's Persuasion: Jane Austen's Classic Retold Through His Eyes Paperback – February 18, 2014
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But the true problem is the characterization. Wentworth does nothing, thinks of nothing, speaks of nothing but how tormented he feels about Anne. Literally nothing else defines him. He has no other interests or thoughts. He has no real personality either, except constant Jealousy and Pain and Self Pity. Anne stutters and blushes constantly in this version when in the original novel she drove Wentworth nuts by being so composed. And in the (wildly unnecessary, totally out of nowhere) add-on plot at the end, the canonically calm, competent Anne Elliot collapses sobbing and helpless on a couch at the first suggestion that something she wants might be delayed. Even the secondary characters are unrecognizable: the worst offender is the transformation of affable, kind Admiral Croft to a catty, sarcastic snob. Nope. Finished the book only because I was stuck in a waiting room with nothing else to do.
The answer is, yes, she did. I loved every minute I spent reading this novel, and I felt very upset when I finished, although it has become one of my personal classics, so I’m sure I’ll be rereading it, too.
Ms. Jeffers explains many things which Ms Austen didn’t. She uncovers the fears, prejudice, and immaturity which led to Anne and Frederick’s first separation. Anne was only 19, the same age Jane Eyre was when she married Rochester, practically a teenager by contemporary standards. Her father and godmother advised her against the marriage, so she might have been afraid to leave everything and everyone she knew behind, and travel in a war ship with her husband.
Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion starts at sea. Anne and Frederick are both living on a war ship during the Napoleonic Wars. When Wentworth is gravely wounded, during his delirious recovery, he recalls his first meeting with Anne, their brief courtship, and her family’s disapproval. He then remembers what happened nine years after Anne turned down his proposal. Wentworth returned to Bath as a wealthy war hero, while Anne’s family’s fortune had diminished, although her father retained his baronetcy and his pompous airs. At first Frederick feigned indifference towards Anne, and pretended to flirt with Louisa Musgrove. We understand his misery, as he gradually realises it is Anne Elliot whom he still loves.
There is plenty of conversation and telling instead of showing, as the tension builds and their relationship slowly unfolds. The rest of the diverse characters also come to life. Members of Wentworth’s crew, Wentworth’s brother and sister and their loving family, are portrayed in stark contrast to Anne’s arrogant and conceited sisters and their families.
But the best is yet to come. Once Ms. Jeffers has arrived at the final point of Ms Austen’s novel, she moves the story on, and towards the end of the novel, a surprisingly complex political plot unfolds including the intervention of the Prince Regent.
I was devastated. I needed more. Fortunately, Ms Jeffers has informed me that in her next novel, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin, we will encounter Rear Admiral Wentworth once again. I can’t wait!
If you loved Persuasion, read it, you will love it. If you haven’t read Persuasion, read it, too, you will discover Anne and Frederick’s love story from a contemporary perspective, and then, if you like, read Persuasion!
In any case, if you enjoy reading well-written historical romance, with a good plot, and wonderful characters, you’ll enjoy Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion.
As Anne grows older and the captain meet again, trials, fears, temptations, arise and then they rise to the occasion of denying each other happiness.
Her pompous father and elder sister accept them only due to raising themselves up in society.
After the Prince Regeant bestows honor on them with conditions do they agree with the conditions? You will have to read the novel to find out what happens next.
This is one of the most interesting novels I have read and learned a few things about the naval happenings in Regency England. Who would have thought that wives go on the ship with the husband? Also who would have thought of radical warfare back in that time? Very interesting indeed!