Friday, February 19, 2010


Persuasion on PBS

(Image from PBS)

On February 21st, PBS will air an Encore Presentation of Jane Austen's Persuasion. PBS has recently shown Emma, Northanger Abbey and now Persuasion....I feel spoiled by all this Jane Austen love. I'm pretty pumped for this one in particular, because Persuasion is my second favorite book by Austen, after Pride and Prejudice of course. I'll never forget the first time I read this book. It was required reading for my favorite course in college. Ahhh...the good old days. But I digress. Persuasion is a must see! I really enjoyed this version of the classic novel. Here is a synopsis from PBS's website:
"Unhappily unmarried at age 27, and dealing with family financial peril, hope is fading from Anne Elliot's life. Circumstances bring Captain Frederick Wentworth, a dashing naval officer she once deeply loved, back into her life eight years after Anne was persuaded by her family to reject his marriage proposal. Having returned from sea with a new fortune, Wentworth is surrounded by swooning women while Anne broods at the periphery, longing to be in Wentworth's favor. Now Anne comes face-to-face with the deep regret of her old decision, and her abiding love for Wentworth, as she wonders if a long ago love can be rekindled."

Check out the trailer: 

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