genre: Persuasion

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Persuasion  (1971 Film)

Year: 1971 Starring: Ann Firbank, Bryan Marshall, Richard Vernon

Jane Austen’s last novel provides the plot for this earlier Granada miniseries. Set in pre-Victorian England, this movie tells the story of Anne Elliot, who now having lost her “bloom” is re-united with the dashing Captain Frederick Wentworth whose advances she had refused seven years earlier. Now that he has gained both connections and fortune … Read More

Genre: Persuasion
Format: Film

Persuasion  (1995 Film)

Year: 1995 Starring: Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood

Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though promising, had poor family connections. When her father rents out the family estate to Admiral Croft, Anne is thrown into company with Frederick, because his sister is … Read More

Genre: Persuasion
Format: Film

Persuasion  (2007 Film)

Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot’s daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside country estate, rented by his brother-in-law, admiral Croft, so the financially stressed baronet can afford a fashionable, cheaper residence in trendy Bath. First the former … Read More

Genre: Persuasion
Format: Film


Jane Austen in Scarsdale

Anne Ehrlich is a dedicated guidance counselor steering her high-school charges through the perils of college admission. Thirteen years ago, when she was graduating from Columbia University, her wealthy family—especially her dear grandmother Winnie—persuaded her to give up the love of her life, Ben Cutler, a penniless boy from Queens College. Anne has never married … Read More

Genre: Persuasion Subjects: modern adaptation

Pride and Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen

In 1999, two amateur Jane Austen scholars staying at an English estate stumbled upon a hidden cache of manuscript pages and made the literary discovery of the century — the lost sex scenes from Jane Austen’s novels. Published here for the first time, the lost pages display Emma taking self-satisfaction to a whole new level, … Read More


The Jane Austen Book Club

Author: Karen Joy Fowler
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Six Californians join to discuss Jane Austen’s novels. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her finely sighted eye for the frailties of human behavior and her finely tuned ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Fowler has never been wittier nor her … Read More


Jane Austen Made Me Do It

“My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” If you just heaved a contented sigh at Mr. Darcy’s heartfelt words, then you, dear reader, are in good company. Here is a delightful collection of never-before-published stories inspired by Jane Austen—her novels, her life, her … Read More



The Deception at Lyme

Author: Carrie Bebris

In Jane Austen’s Persuasion, the Cobb—Lyme’s famous seawall—proved dangerous to a careless young woman. Now it proves deadly. Following their recent intrigue at Highbury, Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy visit the seaside village of Lyme on holiday. Family business also draws them there, to receive the personal effects of Mr. Darcy’s late cousin, a naval lieutenant … Read More


Captain Wentworth’s Diary

Author: Amanda Grange

The retelling of Jane Austen’’s novel Persuasion from the point of view of Captain Frederick Wentworth, —by the author of Mr. Knightley’’s Diary. During his shore leave from the Navy, Frederick Wentworth falls in love with the elegant and intelligent Miss Anne Elliot— only to see his hopes of marrying her dashed by her godmother. Eight years later, … Read More


Persuading Annie

Author: Melissa Nathan
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After years as a sweet, good-natured pushover, Annie Markham has had to face up to three hard truths: You’ve got to be tough to succeed in business and romance. Sometimes your meddling loved ones are right about your worthless, no-good boyfriend being worthless and no good. The only reliable thing about men is that they’re … Read More

Genre: Persuasion Subjects: modern adaptation