One of my favorite blogs, The Guardian Books Blog, has a piece on Twittering the classics. I see I'm not the only insane person doing this.
And on that note, here is a recap of Persuasion, Chapters 13, 14, and 15, Twitter version:
["Mrs. Clay had freckles, and a projecting tooth, and a clumsy wrist, which he was continually making severe remarks upon, in her absence; but she was young, and certainly altogether well-looking, and possessed, in an acute mind and assiduous pleasing manners, infinitely more dangerous attractions than any merely personal might have been."]
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The news from Lyme: Louisa's "intervals of sense and consciousness… believed to be stronger."
To Anne "There could not be a doubt, to her mind there was none, of what would follow her recovery."
Anne leaves Uppercross with a sigh. "Scenes had passed...which made it precious… pain, once severe, but now softened."
There had been "some breathings of friendship and reconciliation, which could never be looked for again..." Hanky, please.
Charles Musgrove tells Anne that Capt Benwick has been praising her & will visit soon. Mary, ever jealous, denies it.
Anne is flattered, but Benwick never does show up. Meanwhile, " Louisa was now recovering apace."
Anne and Lady Russell arrive in Bath, Anne to live with her father and Elizabeth (oh joy); Lady Russell for the season.
The 1st thing Anne learns is that Mr. Elliot, her admirer from Lyme, has been attempting a reconciliation with her father.
Anne, "anticipating an imprisonment of many months," must now endure Sir Walter's & Elizabeth's company. And Mrs. Clay.
Mrs. Clay, Elizabeth's friend, and sycophant extraordinaire, clearly has her sights on being the next Lady Elliot.
So does Elizabeth, but as Lady to Mr. Elliot, heir-presumptive of the Elliot family. He's been sucking up to Sir Walter.
Mr. Elliot is perfectly charming. But why, Anne wonders, is he suddenly so interested in her family? Is it Elizabeth?