Anne Elliot is living under the spectre of regret. Many years ago, she was convinced to break off an engagement to a penniless Mr. Frederick Wentworth. Now, he has returned as the rich and successful Captain Wentworth, hero of the Napoleonic War. How will Anne bear seeing him be the admirer of... read more
Anne Elliot once gave up the love of her life on the advice of a close friend. For eight years, she lives in regret surrounded by a family that lives beyond its means. She's under-appreciated. Her life takes a turn when the man she refused in marriage returns as a wealthy gentleman. She has... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Anne Elliot once gave up the love of her life on the advice of a close friend. For eight years, she lives in regret surrounded by a family that lives beyond its means. She's under-appreciated. Her life takes a turn when the man she refused in marriage returns as a wealthy gentleman. She has never given up her love for him, but does he feel the same about her? Not by the way he's flirting with her relatives. Will she accept the proposal from the recently redeemed black sheep of the family or does she have the chance to recapture the love of her life?
“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved.”
“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.”Anne Elliot
“Vanity was the beginning and the end of Sir Walter Elliot's character; vanity of person and of situation. He had been remarkably handsome in his youth; and, at fifty-four, was still a very fine man. Few women could think more of their personal appearance than he did, nor could the valet of any new made lord be more delighted with the place he held in society. He considered the blessing of beauty as inferior only to the blessing of a baronetcy; and the Sir Walter Elliott, who united these gifts, was the constant object of his warmest respect and devotion.”
“She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older: the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.”
“If I was wrong in yielding to persuasion once, remember that it was to persuasion exerted on the side of safety, not of risk. When I yielded, I thought it was to duty; but no duty could be called in aid here. In marrying a man indifferent to me, all risk would have been incurred, and all duty violated.”
“Personal size and mental sorrow have certainly no necessary proportions. A large bulky figure has as good a right to be in deep affliction, as the most graceful set of limbs in the world. But, fair or not fair, there are unbecoming conjunctions, which reason will patronize in vain -- which taste cannot tolerate -- which ridicule will seize.”
“What might not eight years do? Events of every decription, changes, alienations, removals--all, all must be comprised in it, and oblivion of the past--how natural, how certain, too!”
“She had given him up to oblige others. It had been the effect of over persuasion. It had been weakness and timidity.”
“There is so little real friendship in the world! and unfortunately" (speaking low and tremulously) "there are so many who forget to think seriously until it is almost too late.”
“Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. ...the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.”Anne Elliot
“A house was never taken good care of, Mr Shepherd observed, without a lady: he did not know, whether furniture might not be in danger of suffering as much where there was no lady, as where there were many children. A lady, without a family, was the very best preserver of furniture in the world.”Mr Shepherd
“When pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure.”Anne Elliot
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