Captain Wentworths Persuasion: Jane Austens Classic Retold Through His Eyes by Regina JeffersInsightful and dramatic, this novel recreates the original style, themes, and sardonic humor of Jane Austen’s novel while turning the entire tale on its head in a most engaging fashion. Readers hear Captain Wentworth’s side of this tangled story in the revelation of his thoughts and emotions. Wentworth initially suffers rejection and frustration because the titled Elliots do not consider him good enough for their daughter Anne. Despite her feelings for Wentworth, Anne allows others to persuade her to break off their engagement. Eight years later, when Wentworth returns from fighting against Napoleon’s army, the difficult years of war have reversed fortunes. Now it is he who is rich, having won many prizes in battle, while the Elliots are deeply in debt and in danger of losing their good name. Will Wentworth seek revenge by choosing another woman over his former love? Can he walk away from Anne, or will the memory of her lips and her touch capture his love once again?
Frederick Wentworth (Persuasion)
Captain Frederick Wentworth is the male love interest in Persuasion. Captain Wentworth is the younger brother of Mr. Wentworth , the curate of Monkford. Both of his parents are dead . He has one sister, Mrs. Croft , who is married to Admiral Croft .
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Since I worked on letter-writing this summer , I decided I just had to make my own version of the famous letter that reunites Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliott. He just puts his pen to paper and pours out his heart. I chose a running hand for my version of his letter. It seemed most appropriate for a Naval captain who writes so many logs, ledgers, and official reports. I decided to seal this letter with one of the yellow wafers I made, since that is the hastiest and least conspicuous means of sealing a secret love note. For now I will tuck it in my writing desk as a little Persuasion keepsake. One which you would most like to receive for yourself?
It makes my heart dance with joy too. Oh, how I love Anne and Wentworth, this letter, the moments before and after it -- so much emotion, so much happiness. Thanks for contributing this to I Love Austen Week! So much emotion, so much happiness! That is the greatest scarf ever!!
He is the prototype of the new gentleman in the 19th century: a self-made man who makes his fortune by hard work rather than inheritance. Over seven years before the novel opens, Frederick Wentworth travelled to Somerset after being made commander in consequence of the British naval action off St Domingo. He was not immediately sent back to sea, but went to stay with his brother, Reverend Edward Wentworth, ashore as the curate of Monkford. Frederick and Anne fell in love and got engaged. Later, Anne broke off the engagement on the advice of her godmother, Lady Russell, who saw him as an unsuitable choice due to his lack of fortune and connections, as well as his enrollment in a dangerous profession. Further, Anne was young and might have more choices in her future. Disappointed and resentful, Wentworth left the area.