Saturday, January 12, 2008

No One Has to Persuade Me to Watch This

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could very well be my favorite of all the Jane Austen books- and of all the movie adaptations. This is the story of enduring love, prevailing love, love that was meddled with, and love that won the end.

"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight and a half years ago. Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant, " says Captain Wentworth to Anne Elliot.

Constancy never sounded so good.

(Sunday night, Harry, Bill, Abby and I will be watching Persuasion on PBS. Hold all phone calls. I don't want to miss a minute of this!)

1 comment:

twinklemom said...

Congratulations on winning "The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen"!

I'm gearing up here to watch tomorrow night "Persuasian" though looking forward to "Sense and Sensibilty". I still love the Emma Thompson version but it's hard to go wrong with any version of Jane Austen's works.

There is a great new book out you may like,"The Jane Austen Handbook".