Allusions/references within other works

  • Persuasion is featured in the 2006 movie The Lake House, and provides a thematic background for the lovers.
  • Persuading Annie, a novel by Melissa Nathan, is a modern version of Persuasion
  • Connivance, (ASIN B002ACZU1A), a novel by Helen Baker is a continuation of Persuasion in which clever Mrs Clay continues to charm both Sir Walter Elliot and Mr Elliot, his heir.
  • Jane Austen in Scarsdale, a novel by Paula Marantz Cohen, is based on the plot of Persuasion. However, Cohen's novel stars Anne Ehrlich, a high school guidance counselor dealing with parents' and students' anxiety over college admissions.
  • Persuasion is referenced in John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman.
  • The novel is referenced in 2004 novel The Jane Austen Book Club, by Karen Joy Fowler, which was later made into a film by the same name in 2007.
  • Persuasion is quoted in the movie The Book of Ruth which was made for TV in 2004. (The Book of Ruth was originally a novel by Jane Hamilton.)
  • The Family Fortune, a novel by Laurie Horowitz, is a modern version of Persuasion set in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Captain Wentworth's Diary by Amanda Grange is a parallel novel, showing the story from Wentworth's point of view.
  • Persuade Me, a novel by Juliet Archer, is a modern version of Persuasion.
  • For Darkness Shows the Stars, a novel by Diana Peterfreund, is a post-apocalyptic retelling of Persuasion.
  • The plot of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is loosely based on 'Persuasion' - Fielding even paid extra tribute by naming the fourth chapter of 'Reason' straight after the Austen novel.
  • Echoes of Love, a novel by Rosie Rushton, a modern version of Anne's story, from 21st century Austen series.

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