Netflix’s “Persuasion” Misses the Boat for Jane Austen Adaptations

The 2022 film is visually stunning but lacks the depth of the novel. Here’s why.

Amy Colleen
The Book Cafe
Published in
7 min readJan 30, 2024

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Please note that this piece contains some mild spoilers for a 200-year-old novel.

I recently finished reading Jane Austen’s last novel — what many consider to be her masterpiece. Persuasion was…

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Amy Colleen
The Book Cafe

I read a lot of books & sometimes I’m funny. I aspire to be a novelist, practice at humor & human interest writing, and am very fond of the Oxford comma.