Ep 17: Persuading Kristin to Like Persuasion

January 23, 2017

Hello First Impressioners! We bring you part 1 of our discussion on Jane Austen's Persuasion. Kristin attempts to enlighten Maggie to the fact that (1) Fredrick Wentworth is a dick, and (2) the dismal worldview and the autumnal themes Austen employs in Persuasion make this novel a hard read for sensitive souls. As always, the psychological nuance of Austen's work is on display as she uses Persuasion to both illustrate the power of little gestures, and explore the stories we tell ourselves about other people's feelings. We are half agony, half hope, and all admiration for this work of romantic genius, and hope you will be too!

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