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Description - Captain Wentworth's Persuasion by Regina Jeffers

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781569757765
ISBN-10: 1569757763
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 127mm x mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: Ulysses Press
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Regina Jeffers

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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