Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though promising, had poor family connections. When her father rents out the family estate to Admiral Croft, Anne is thrown into company with Frederick, because his sister is Mrs. Croft. Frederick is now a rich and successful Captain, and a highly eligible bachelor. Whom will he marry? One of Anne's sister's husband's sisters? Or will he and Anne rekindle the old flame? Written by
John Oswalt <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
The sage-green Spencer with white cuffs Amanda Root
(Anne Elliot) wears on the street in Bath is the same costume Sally Hawkins
(Anne Elliot) wears in the final scene of Persuasion
(2007). The jacket is also worn by an extra at the salon in Byron
(2003). See more
At the dinner at the Musgrove's, the Musgrove girls read from the Navy List that the Laconia is a 74 gun frigate. Frigates of that era had at a maximum around 44 guns. A ship with 74 guns would have been a "ship of the line". See more
Poor Phoebe, she would not have forgotten him so soon. It was not in her nature.
It would not be in the nature of any woman who truly loved.
Do you claim that for your sex?
We do not forget you as soon as you forget us. We cannot help ourselves. We live at home, quiet, confined, and our feelings prey upon us. You always have business of some sort or other to take you back into the world.
I won't allow it to be any more man's nature than women's to be inconstant or to forget those they love or ...
Version of Persuasion
Nocturne in B
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Susan Tomes See more