Finally, after what seems like months and months of talking about it and planning, there’s less than a week until Persuasion 200 begins! What’s Persuasion 200? During this, the 200th year after the events in Austen’s book Persuasion, we’re retelling it by creating the scenes she left out of the original. This is similar to the P&P200 Project from two years ago which became the book Pride and Prejudice: The Scenes Jane Austen Never Wrote.
As part of the project, we’ll be doing quite a few prequel scenes. These cover events which are referenced or hinted at in the story although they took place before the book begins. These unique scenes will take us out on Captain Wentworth’s ship and give us a peak at Wentworth and Anne Elliot’s first courtship. To kick off the project, we’ll have a scene between Anne Elliot and her mother, giving insight into what Anne might have been like as a young girl.
Scenes will be posted various days of the week rather than on a single day as we did with The Darcy Brothers. Once we’re into the story, we’ll be posting based on our best estimation of the dates the covered events took place in the book. In other words, it will be done in real time.
It’s not required, but we suggest reading or rereading Persuasion or at least watching one of the movie versions of the book. So if you’re up for an adventure, join us on Thursday, April 17th!