Premium Content Jane Austen's Perfect Heroine: The Use of Reserve in Persuasion
By Riki Verlinden - April 22, 2006
Jane Austen's Perfect Heroine:
The Use of Reserve in Persuasion
"Her character was now fixed on his mind as perfection itself."
Jane Austen, Persuasion
Anne Elliot is often described as Jane Austen's most mature and perfect heroine; and so she is. One is disposed to share Captain Wentworth's sentiments when he pronounces Anne's character to be…
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