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Book Discussion: Persuasion, by Jane Austen


What if you refused the hand of the person you should have married?

Eight years ago Anne Elliot was disastrously persuaded by a confidante to break off her engagement with the man she loved, Frederick Wentworth, a young naval officer with whom she was united in temperament, sensibility, and interests. Eight years later, Wentworth returns a captain, still unmarried, and with a large fortune earned from victories against the French.

Anne, who has lived in regret ever since she broke off their engagement immediately finds her feelings for Frederick reignited. But will he even speak to her? Persuasion, Austen’s final and possibly most personal work, is a novel about second chances and love that can endure the test of time.

The Library Book Club will discuss Persuasion on Thursday, October 29 at 12:00 in the Library Conference Room. Distance students and faculty are invited to join in via Google Hangouts.

For more information about this or other Book Club events, contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu.