Persuasion – Jane Austen – (BOOKGROUP) – 02.12.21

This was my bookgroup read for December, and to honest, I found it quite a slog to get through. I know that Jane Austen was quite radically feminist for her era, and yet the book does seem to be all about who is marrying whom, which I found a bit tedious. I’m aware that at the time, women’s lives were difficult whether they were married or not, and yet the social norm was definitely towards marriage as the fulfilment of a woman’s role and therefor to be unmarried was to be unfulfilled and a failure.

I did quite like how she pointed a finger at the snobbish classist ways of society in that era and showed their absurdity.

Obviously it’s a classic, and lots of people love it, but not for me.

Published by sarahrwray

I'm an erstwhile writer and forever reader and book reviewer.

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