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In Persuasion,By Jane Austen: About a Conversation between Anne and Mrs. Smith

I am not able to comprehend this paragraph? If anybody could help me understand the meaning of this paragraph it would be very helpful. But Mr. Elliot was not done with. Mrs. Smith had been carried ...
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What is Mr Elliot's “early prepossession” in Jane Austen's “Persuasion”?

Excerpt from chapter 21 from Jane Austen's Persuasion: She felt a great deal of good-will towards him. In spite of the mischief of his attentions, she owed him gratitude and regard, perhaps ...
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Persuasion by Jane Austen: Why were Anne and Lady Russell talking about curtains when they saw Captain Wentworth passing by?

From chapter 19 of Persuasion by Jane Austen: At last, Lady Russell drew back her head. ‘Now, how would she speak of him?’ ‘You will wonder,’ said she, ‘what has been fixing my eye so long; ...
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Why did Mr. Elliot have to decide whose boots were thickest in “Persuasion”?

This is from chapter 19 of Jane Austen's Persuasion: The rain was a mere trifle, and Anne was most sincere in preferring a walk with Mr Elliot. But the rain was also a mere trifle to Mrs Clay; she ...
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In Persuasion, why does Anne feel “ashamed” before being able to “safely suggest” Louisa?

This is from chapter 18 of Persuasion by Jane Austen. This is when Admiral Croft tries to mention Anne about the possible alliance of Louisa Musgrove and Captain Benwick. Anne had been ashamed to ...
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Doubts concerning Chapter 15 of “Persuasion” by Jane Austen

I am having trouble understanding a passage in Chapter 15 of Jane Austen's Persuasion. This chapter describes Mr. Elliot's renewal of acquaintance with his family, from whom he was previously somewhat ...
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Meaning of a passage in “Persuasion” by Jane Austen

Please refer to this extract from chapter 14 of Jane Austen's Persuasion: Elizabeth’s last letter had communicated a piece of news of some interest. Mr Elliot was in Bath. He had called in Camden ...