I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be-read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the ones, I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.
Persuasion by Jane Austen, October 6, 2011 (originally published 1817). 252 pages. Published by Penguin Classics. Source: Own.
Written during Jane Austen's race against failing health, Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who - at twenty-seven - is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years ago, she was persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. When Anne and Frederick meet again, he has acquired both, but still feels the sting of her rejection. A brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, Austen's last completed novel is also a movingly told love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.
I have owned a copy of Jane Austen's Persuasion for an embarrassingly long time. I am not even sure why I have not gotten around to reading it yet, other than a lack of time, because my sister says it's a good story.
As it stands, I have thus far only read Northanger Abbey and Pride and Prejudice. Hopefully, I will finally get around to reading it before the year is out. It sounds good, and I hate that it has sat on my TBR for years unread!!
If you've read it, if so, what did you think of it??? Should it be a high or low priority on my reading list?