A Reader posted a review at 2008-07-27 07:53:52.
Jane Austen, raising standards with every book I read. Modern romance novels, full of double entendre's and sexual tension have nothing on the emotional and blissful agony of reading Persuasion. Jane Austen successfully captures both how a woman would feel and what she hopes to hear from the male in question. Any female in want of romance can only be disappointed at the thought that modern men are so unlike Fredrick Wentworth. That their situation does not mirror that of these fictional romances and that modern man is quick to lose interest in a lost love. One can only hope that their story, their romance novel has a fraction of that which Jane Austen describes.