Saturday, April 16, 2011
Posted by Katie at 11:33 AM
Monday, April 11, 2011
Persuasion by Jane Austen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I wish I had the writing skills to give a proper review of this book, but I don't. So here are my awkward and cheesy thoughts:
I loved this one! It was refreshing to read a love story where they had already met and fell in love previously and it didn't work out. This is the story of what happens 8 years later when fate puts them together again. Even though they both thought all hope was lost, time and space didn't lessen their love for each other. Everyone can have a happy ending!
My favorite quotes:
"A man does not recover from such a devotion of the heart to such a woman! He ought not; he does not."
"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."
"All the privilege I claim for my own sex (it is not a very enviable one: you need not covet it), is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone!"
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