Persuasion 200: Epilogue: Captain Wentworth Returns the Favor — 20 Comments

  1. This was wonderful. It was lovely to have a quick peek into Anne’s happily ever after, and it was very nice to see Mrs. Smith rewarded. The book told us that Frederick was looking into her affairs, but here it has been taken care of. I do believe that Anne and her captain are quickly becoming one of my favorite couples, thanks to you and the other Austen authors. It is always helpful to revisit things and read these delightful behind the scenes vignettes. We gain new enjoyment and a new perspective. Nosy people like me want to know everything, so this is always fascinating to me. I feel like a kid in a candy store. Thank you Maria!

  2. How very, very sweet. I agree with Patti and Mari that it is so much fun to get a glimpse of the future they will have. They certainly have a busy household and close relationships with family and friends….so wholly unlike (dare I bring them up without being lynched) the Elliotts. Looking forward to more and wondering how Anne will take to the sea and the presence of Captain Wentworth while commanding his ship. Thank you for this beautiful post, Grace.

  3. Oh so fitting that Mrs. Smith gets her comfortable living situation set up so happily as Sir Walter and Elizabeth chafe at their sorry means of several servants and greying hairs. LOL Lovely piece!

    • I was so happy the first time I read Persuasion when I read Austen’s fitting ending for Mrs. Smith. I loved that it was Wentworth who brought it about, so I just had to write the additional scene. Thanks, Stephanie!

  4. What a delightful scene!! I’m so proud of Frederick for undertaking what the underhanded Mr. Elliot refused to make right. And I loved the little details of the Wentworth marriage: twirling Anne around when he comes into a room, their little smiles, her reaction to his “on deck” voice, etc. They are such the happy couple–a lovely, lovely way to begin my busy day!

    Thank you for writing this gem, Maria Grace!! It has definitely started my day out right. 🙂

    Susanne 🙂

  5. “Persuasion! Right and proper, indeed.” Love it! This just ties things up with a pretty bow, and I love how you’ve envisioned Anne living in her “happy-ever-after”! Thank you, Maria!

  6. So lovely to read of the warmth and harmony in this household. And how they extend those qualities to their friends. Thank you for a lovely chapter. These two waited so long for all this happiness – can’t hear enough about it.

  7. Yay! I echo the other comments on enjoying this glimpse into a real happily-ever-after with the Wentworths having a close circle of supportive friends and families, and probably loyal servants. Please say this is not the last epilogue, though! I think we deserve more since obviously they have a lot of adventure ahead of them! Thank you!

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