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|Well said! I think we see a maturation of JA's writing style...
Written by jeffrey
(10/10/2011 9:16 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Austen's prose, penned by Cheryl
What is displayed in all its glory before us in Persuasion is ACTION, woven in and through the romance. There is a lot of movement, of changes of locale throughout, and seemingly less dialogue than in JA's other works.
Something else strikes me about this, her last work: The incredible sense of longing, frustration, and the inability of the two former lovers to get together for even a short period of time due to social constraints and demands on their individual times. JA offers little teasers of Anne's and Frederick's shifting emotions (see below) between love being lost forever and a glimmer of hope remaining. It is a masterpiece of emotional TENSION.
From Ch 7:
NOT SO FAST! - ".... He said it, she knew, to be contradicted. His bright, proud eye spoke the happy conviction that he was nice; and Anne Elliot was not out of his thoughts, when he more seriously described the woman he should wish to meet with. "A strong mind, with sweetness of manner," made the first and the last of the description. "This is the woman I want," said he...."
What a see-saw! (He loves me, he loves me not; He loves me, etc)
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