I just read this:

The book Persuasion is the "thinking reader's Pride and Prejudice." What think we of this statement??

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Amy said…
I've read Pride and Prejudice but not Persuasion. Is Persuasion somehow "smarter" than Pride and Prejudice? Is that what's meant here? What do you think?
Susie said…
I think that because "Persuasion" is darker and that the heroine is more serious that readers are supposed to get more out of her. I don't really agree with that...but, am not the world's biggest Austen fan! I like Austen, but I am not in love with her work like some people! I think "Pride and Prejudice" gives us more to think about than we would like to give it credit for...but, clearly, some people disagree!

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