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July 18, 2008



I heartily agree. The most romantic scene in all of literature! Thank you for letting me relive it yet again.


I just finished rereading Persuasion last week. I agree. "You pierce my soul" always takes my breath away. I look forward to reading this book with my girls someday.

Persuasion is absolutely my most favourite book ever. I agree with you, I wish it was requisite reading for all young people. I can hardly wait to share it with my own daughter.

Ahhh, sigh...

Thanks for the dedication, Sweetie! You're the most romantic!!

I read this book for the first time in middle school, mainly because the central character spelled her name Anne (with the e). I fell in love with Captain Wentworth and realized that was the kind of man and love that I aspired to have. And I did get it. Though my husband was in the Army and not the Royal Navy :). Thank you for posting this and I will probably post the youtube on my blog just so I can view it again and again --even though I do own that movie.

I could watch that ALL DAY - I love that book, although it always leaves me with such a bittersweet feeling.


Oh, what a great book and movie, both of which I own! I don't think I could get my husband to watch, so I'll have to wait for my daughters to grow up and watch it with me.

I do agree, that is a very, very romantic scene. So refined and proper, but so real and moving. It always makes me sigh with the perfectness of it all.

Have you seen the BBC's North and South? I think you would like it very much.


I had to stop watching this so as not to spoil it... for I have not any familiarity with the story. I will have to have our family literary director (my daughter Theresa) obtain the movie for us.

This smacks of MARIAN CHIVALRY!

Ad Jesum per Mariam

"I will have to have our family literary director (my daughter Theresa) obtain the movie for us."

We'll have to borrow the movie post-haste! I've read the book (Anne is my favorite Austen heroine...asides from Elinor), but the cover of the DVD always turned me off a bit (the ones I've seen look a little mushy-gushy) ;P.

Hey M, can you get this from the local library??? (vty Dad)

Ah, thank you for reminding me that there are two different movies, Mrs. Gunther. I had forgotten about the newer one. I didn't watch much of it, but I watched enough to know that I didn't like the cast. I noticed that most of the actors seemed to lack the refinement of Austen characters - even the unrefined ones!

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