Disturbing the Dust: A Variation on Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ by Ivy May Stuart

Disturbing the Dust: A Variation on Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ by Ivy May Stuart
English | 2017| General Fiction| ePUB | 1.3 MB

“Captain Wentworth at the age of thirty two could have his pick of the young ladies of the district, while Anne Elliot at twenty seven, must quietly accept her place on the shelf.”

Eight years have passed since Anne Elliot’s engagement to Frederick Wentworth ended in bitterness. Spinsterhood and a life of obscurity are her daily reality, and then she is struck a powerful blow: the loss of the Elliot’s ancestral home, her beloved Kellynch Hall. Having squandered much of their wealth, the aristocratic Elliots are forced to move out and hand control over to the unpretentious Admiral Croft, and this just as a newly wealthy Captain Wentworth returns to the area.

MUCH CAN HAPPEN TO A MAN IN EIGHT YEARS:
Wentworth has been at sea, fighting the war against France. He returns a much harder man, for whom marriage is no longer about love but about his comfort and convenience. He is determined to show those who humiliated him just how much times have changed.

WHILE LITTLE CHANGES FOR THOSE WHO REMAIN BEHIND:
For Anne Elliot the years have taken their toll. A faded beauty, she is frequently ignored or passed over as she silently bears witness to the lives of others. Everyone around her is comfortable, used to the old Anne…

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