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?
Did You Know?
During Sir Walter Elliot's opening soliloquy he records the date of his marriage as July 15th, 1784 shortly followed by the birth date of his first child, Elizabeth, as June 1st, 1784. The latter date should be 1785 (per the original text). See more
Version of Screen Two: Persuasion
A Downland Suite: III - Minuet: Allegretto grazioso
By John Ireland
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