Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Austen, Jane.
New York : Penguin Books, 2003
ISBN 0141439688
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Anne Elliott is haunted with regret by a choice she made eight years ago to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth.  Even though she was very much in love with him, her family and friends thought he wasn’t of the proper social and economic class.  Now he is back in town as Captain Wentworth, much wealthier, and looking for a wife.  Anne realizes she still loves him, but at her age, she is considered to have lost her “bloom”.  In addition, ironically, due to her father’s extravagance, her family is now in poor financial health.  Does Captain Wentworth still love her?  Can he get over the rejection and hurt from their broken engagement?  Would he even now consider Anne, a woman older than the marrying age of that time? (Davinna Artibey, Denver Center for International Studies, Denver Public Schools, CO)
SUBJECTS:     England -- Fiction.
                        Young women -- Fiction.
                        Humorous fiction.
                        Love stories.
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