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  • Writer's pictureBecky Bruhn

Jane Austen's Persuasion 1995 v. 2007 v. 2022

The 2022 adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Persuasion caused an uproar. "Fleabag meets Bridgerton meets Jane Austen!" Blasphemy!

And it is a cheeky retelling - shocking, funny, and a little impolite.

But to be fair, Anne Elliot is a difficult heroine to portray on film. Unlike Elizabeth Bennet or Emma Woodhouse who are continually talking and doing, Anne is quiet, introverted, and ignored.

In this video, I indulge in a deep dive with three versions of Persuasion: the cheeky 2022 version and the 1995 and 2007 adaptations. There is so much to learn by comparing scenes back-to-back asking "who told it best?"

The topic and my method required a longer video than usual. Depending on your appetite for exploring Jane Austen, you'll either skip this one or this could be the best video journey we've ever gone on together! [13:37]

What about the podcast I refer to? It's right here:

My Cousin Jane Podcast

What is an apothecary? How important is a baronet? How does a Navy Captain earn a fortune? This podcast answers every question about Jane Austen's world.

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