Happy Memorial Day, readers! Today, Austenesque Reviews is paid a visit from an author who may be new to some of you – Sara Marks, who just recently published a Persuasion modern-day retelling titled Modern Persuasion! A new release that I’m looking forward to reading soon! While chatting with Sara through emails, we discovered that we are both fond of making lists! Since Sara is a list-maker, I asked if she would make one for dear Anne! 🙂 We hope you enjoy!
Top 10 Things I Love About Anne Elliot
1. Anne is not your typical middle child. Instead of trying to grab any attention she can, she is thoughtful and measured. I always felt she was more like the eldest child, Mary the middle child, and Elizabeth the spoiled youngest.
2. She sees and judges people on what she can observe about them, not on their status in society.
3. She loves Mary and tries to give her sister the attention she thinks Mary craves.
4. She sees Lady Russell as the next best thing to her mother, recognizing that sometimes you need a parent (especially when your living one refuses to act the role).