Captain Wentworth's Persuasion: Jane Austen's Classic Retold Through His Eyes [NOOK Book]

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Witty, romantic and insightful, this novel retells the love affair at the heart of Jane Austen's Persuasion from the perspective of the suitor--Captain Wentworth. Written in the language of the era, Captain Wentworth's Persuasion re-creates the original style, themes and sardonic humor of Jane Austen's novel while turning the entire tale on its head in a most engaging fashion. Readers hear Captain Wentworth's side of this tangled story while ...
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Captain Wentworth's Persuasion: Jane Austen's Classic Retold Through His Eyes

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Overview

Witty, romantic and insightful, this novel retells the love affair at the heart of Jane Austen's Persuasion from the perspective of the suitor--Captain Wentworth. Written in the language of the era, Captain Wentworth's Persuasion re-creates the original style, themes and sardonic humor of Jane Austen's novel while turning the entire tale on its head in a most engaging fashion. Readers hear Captain Wentworth's side of this tangled story while gazing into his thoughts and emotions.

Wentworth initially suffers rejection and frustration because the titled Elliots do not consider him good enough for their daughter Anne. Despite her feelings for Wentworth, Anne allows others to persuade her to break off their engagement. Eight years later, when Wentworth returns from fighting against Napoleon's army, the difficult years of war have reversed fortunes. Now it is he who is rich, having won many prizes in battle, while the Elliots are deeply in debt and in danger of losing their good name.

Will Wentworth seek revenge by choosing another woman over his former love? Can he walk away from Anne, or will the memory of her lips and her touch capture his love once again?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569758267
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 499,399
  • File size: 626 KB

Meet the Author

Regina Jeffers is a veteran of the English classroom and Jane Austen enthusiast. A Time Warner Star Teacher and Martha Holden Jennings Scholar, Jeffers often serves as a language arts consultant.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2011

    Mixed feelings

    I really found myself enjoying the perspective of Captain Wentworth in the real story of Persuasion, but once that story ended and the author went in to fan fiction, I couldn't stop rolling my eyes and waiting for the book to end.

    Wentworth became a sap, and the superfluous use of "sweetling" as a pet name had me wondering why I ever liked this character. I absolutely love anything Jane Austen, especially Persuasion. So it pains me to say that this book does not do it's mother justice. Really, did this author need to spend so much time having her characters rehash how they had fallen in love, fallen away, and then fallen back in love again on almost every page? I'm pretty sure even people who are the most in love stay sensible...especially Anne Elliot!

    The plot at the end of the book seemed harried and rushed; all of a sudden Wentworth is thrown in to a crime thriller. If you are an Austen lover and purist, most of this book is ok...but I would suggest not reading past the wedding, it's really not worth it.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    Something for the Austen fans!

    A great read for those of us who are always looking for a little more Austen in our lives. Jeffers does a wonderful job humanizing the Captain Wentworth character. Giving him thoughts and feelings adds to the overall story of Persuasion. The style of writing in similar to Austen's, but with a little contemporary flair making it easier for today's reader to follow. I throughly enjoyed it.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    An okay story -- but could have been better

    I've been looking for a post-Persuasion book for years (one being told through Captain Wentworth's POV) and was quite excited when I came across this one. Despite the fact this story does tell "Persuasion" from Wentworth's eyes, I finished reading it with only partial satisfaction. If the story would have kept with the storyline of Jane Austen's novel, maybe I would have liked it better. However, the author tells the story though a series of "flash - backs" that makes the reader's head spin. Just when I would start to get into one chapter (a flash back) it would suddenly end, and you were caught in the drama of Wentworth of Anne during the "present" (after they were married). All in all, I guess it was just too much going back and forth for me. So, once again, I find myself on the look-out for yet another Persuasion story ...

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  • Posted March 18, 2010

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    Captain Wentworth's Persuasion is a wonderful read.

    I love everything Jane Austin and when I finally found an author that wrote additional Persuasion fiction I was thrilled. To see it is Ragina Jeffers made me even happier. I have read everything done by this author and have yet to be disappointed.

    In Captain Wentworth's Persuasion, the story takes place after Anne and Fredrick are married and Ms. Jeffers tells the story from Fredrick's point of view through sequences of flashbacks. It is well written and true to the wonderful story told by Jane Austin.

    I would recommend this book to anyone that loves Austin, loves Persuasion and would love to have this a permanent part of their library.

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