Captain Wentworth's Diary

Captain Wentworth s Diary The retelling of Jane Austen s novel Persuasion from the point of view of Captain Frederick Wentworth by the author of Mr Knightley s Diary During his shore leave from the Navy Frederick Wentworth fa

  • Title: Captain Wentworth's Diary
  • Author: Amanda Grange
  • ISBN: 9780425223529
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • The retelling of Jane Austen s novel Persuasion from the point of view of Captain Frederick Wentworth by the author of Mr Knightley s Diary During his shore leave from the Navy, Frederick Wentworth falls in love with the elegant and intelligent Miss Anne Elliot only to see his hopes of marrying her dashed by her godmother Eight years later, Wentworth has realized his amThe retelling of Jane Austen s novel Persuasion from the point of view of Captain Frederick Wentworth by the author of Mr Knightley s Diary During his shore leave from the Navy, Frederick Wentworth falls in love with the elegant and intelligent Miss Anne Elliot only to see his hopes of marrying her dashed by her godmother Eight years later, Wentworth has realized his ambitions A wealthy captain, he has pushed his memories of Anne to the furthest recesses of his mind until he sees her again And though Anne s bloom has faded, Wentworth is surprised to find that his regard for her wit and warmth has not.
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    • Julie says:

      Out of all the heros of Jane Austen's books, I would have to say I like Captain Wentworth the best. Amanda Grange wrote a believable diary of the Captain. I know many Austen fans may shun me but I think I like Captain Wentworth even better than Mr. Darcy. He came from nothing and made himself into a great man never forgetting who he was and the value of all people and love. You can not say as much of Mr. Darcy. Although I do esteem him highly. Despite the fact these are all fictional characters. [...]

    • Anne says:

      And I am now officially hooked on Amanda Grange's Austen heroes diaries!!! Captain Wentworth's Diary was wonderful! I enjoyed reading the story through his point of view so much, especially as he had always appeared to me as one of the most enigmatic and intriguing Austen heroes. Now after this lovely novel by Amanda Grange, I feel like I know Wentworth and I understand him much more. Grange remained true to the original Persuasion, but she also recounted Anne and Wentworth's first meetings, fal [...]

    • Meredith (Austenesque Reviews) says:

      If you are a fan of Jane Austen and Persuasion (Oxford World's Classics) I am sure you have wondered about how Captain Wentworth and Anne met, how they fell in love, what happened eight years ago and how does what happened eight years ago affect them later on. I have read Persuasion by Jane Austen and I admire it very much, but I have always felt unsatisfied not knowing how the story began. Of course we may never know what Jane Austen had in mind for Wentworth and Anne, but Amanda Grange makes a [...]

    • Hallie says:

      I knew this was a risk, and it might have paid off a little better had I just been determined enough to skip the first section altogether, once I found it wasn't going well. Instead, I skipped to the second part (which pretty much starts where Persuasion does), read and enjoyed that, and then went back to the beginning. Even though the author doesn't stick closely enough to the original in every particular to suit me, the need to fit what she's writing in with actual dialogue does keep Wentworth [...]

    • Andrea says:

      Just because you're a Jane Austen fan doesn't mean you should steal her beloved characters and turn them into prattling idiots that actually belong on the pages of a Harlequin paperback.

    • Maria says:

      Have you ever wondered how Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot met and fell in love? What exactly happened eight years before the events every Janeites know better than anyone? In this diary by Amanda Grange you will find all the answers to your questions about “Persuasion”. This is the story told by Frederick Wentworth’s point of view, a touching and romantic book that will enthrall you all from the first page until the end.I had been wanting to read this book for a long time. I had it on m [...]

    • Fluffychick says:

      I read Darcy's Diary by the same author last year and thought it was "okay". I think this one works better for a couple of reasons, but my grumble is it's written in diary form, but there is a vast amount of direct speech used throughout, particularly in the latter half. A lot of this is lifted straight from the original, and lets face it, if you're reading this you'll probably be pretty familiar with the original text anyway. No-one writes a diary using direct speech, so maybe it needs a differ [...]

    • Ana T. says:

      Persuasion is my favourite Jane Austen book so it was with high expectations that I started this story, supposedly Captain's Wentworth's version of the events. The first chapters of the book report Wentworth and Anne's meeting 8 years before Persuasion starts and so come solely out of Amanda Grange's imagination. When they meet Wentworth, at first, mistakes her for a maid and asks her for a dance to save her from the arrogant Miss Elliott. The story proceeds as the two meet at several social fun [...]

    • Stacey says:

      This is a wonderful read. Over the first half of the book, Grange makes a very believable impression of how Wentworth and Anne met and fell in love. He is the adventurous charmer, and she positively blooms under his attention. His pursuit of her is quite lovely. Eight years later he returns to Uppercross, thinking he'd forgotten about the woman he once loved. You know the rest and reading it from his point of view will make you love "Persuasion" even more. I personally enjoyed this diary better [...]

    • Becca says:

      I am so happy with this book! I read it last of the Diaries that I owned, not really knowing what to expect, and I couldn’t be more delighted. Persuasion is one of my least favourite Austen books, and consequently Captain Wentworth is not my favourite hero. But this Diary really raised his esteem in my eyes, though I don’t think his ranking on the Hero list has changed.As I thought with Mr Knightley’s Diary in regards to Emma; Captain Wentworth's Diary is Persuasion the way that Persuasion [...]

    • Anna says:

      After I finished Jane Austen’s Persuasion, I wasn’t ready to let the characters go, so I quickly got my hands on a copy of Captain Wentworth’s Diary by Amanda Grange. There are so few sequels and retellings of Persuasion, so I should have savored this one, but I tore through this book in one day. Sigh.Persuasion is told from the point of view of Anne Elliot, who is persuaded by her friend, Lady Russell, to break her engagement to the love her life, Frederick Wentworth, simply because he is [...]

    • Katie Patchell says:

      This was a great book!!! Let me explain. Persuasion is my least favorite out of all the books by Jane Austen (although it is also very good). My main reasons for disliking Persuasion were these: Anne Elliot was the least out of all the heroines of Jane Austen that I could identify with (being a tad bit more headstrong), and Captain Wentworth didn't have as much personality as the other Jane Austen heroes. But.Captain Wentworth's Diary was amazing because it gave more depth to both Anne's charact [...]

    • Gina says:

      Amanda Grange has made quite the career out of writing the hero's perspective from Jane Austen novels. Captain Wentworth is the hero of Persuasion, a naval captain who has risen through rank and wealth to eventually persuade his first and only love Anne to marry him. There is nothing of literary significance here. It's fluff - Austen fan fiction with a publisher. I've now read this and Mr. Darcy's Diary. Both are a solid OK = 2 stars. While that wouldn't normally have me reading anything else al [...]

    • Samantha says:

      A most diverting novel in which I get to spend time with my second favorite Austen man, Captain Wentworth. Persuasion is my second favorite Austen novel and Grange has allowed me to bask in the heartache of loved denied for eight years. Other than being a rewrite of Austen, nothing terribly original, but like I said, extremely diverting. If nothing else, she gets credit for paying attention to an Austen novel other than Pride and Prejudice, as every other Austen genre novel seems to do.

    • Joelle says:

      I love Persuasion by Jane Austen and Captain Wentworth rivals Mr. Darcy in my fictional crushes.The man in this book, he was not Captain Frederick Wentworth. I don’t care what the title implies. He was boring and not at all the complex character I know the man to be. This guy was childish.Pet peeve: when the book is supposed to be someone’s diary, but instead it’s just written in first person narrative with a few dates thrown in.

    • Michelle says:

      So I've heard good things about Mr. Darcy's Diary by Grange but my library didn't have that book. It did have this book, Wentworth's Diary, so I thought I'd give it a tryIt was a huge pile of drivel. Bland, not written like a diary, full of non-realistic fluff and so obviously written from a women's point of view.

    • J says:

      don't judge. persuasion is my favorite book, and it was on sale. didn't come close to austen, but it was interesting.

    • Anna says:

      A lovely light rendition of Persuasion! This time from Captain Wentworth's perspective! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Anne, always Anne😊

    • Laura says:

      It wasn’t bad. It’s just that Jane Austen’s characters seem different when written by another’s pen.

    • Georgiana 1792 says:

      Mi è piaciuto molto il Captain Wentworth di Amanda Grange, forse perché è molto simile al personaggio di Jane Austen. Nonostante in questo Diario la Grange avesse la possibilità di spaziare di più, perché la Austen ci da solo piccoli accenni agli eventi dell'"anno sei", e quindi al primo fidanzamento fra Wentworth ed Anne Elliot, non ha esagerato, anzi, è rimasta molto in stile Austeniano, con picnic sulle colline e sciarade (in puro stile 'Emma') ed un Capitano sicuro si sé, quasi spava [...]

    • Leah says:

      I enjoyed this "diary" from Amanda Grange more than the Mr. Darcy diary. I did not care for the shallowness of Wentworth in the beginning, as he is only concerned with pretty ladies and nothing more than passing amusement. As in Persuasion he is so drawn to depths of Anne and her character, it seems a little off to portray Wentworth as a shallow man until he is so taken by Anne. But that's just me. I understand the allure of the superior woman being the "making" of a good man, but that's just so [...]

    • Alice says:

      Ayant déjà lu trois ou quatre autres journaux intimes du même auteur, je m'étais un peu lassée du procédé et j'avais peur de ne pas savourer les pensées du beau Capitaine. Pourtant, j'ai finalement trouvé que c'était celui dont le récit était le plus fluide et que l'on oubliait facilement qu'il s'agissait d'un "journal intime" et j'ai aimé me replonger dans cette histoire que j'adore! La première partie nous permet de découvrir la rencontre d'Anne et Frederick et de mieux comprend [...]

    • Isabel says:

      Finished. Finally. I have to wonder at my own stupidity: why did I ever think that anybody but Austen herself would be able to write down Captain Wentworth's thoughts during Persuasion in a way that I'd like. I seem never to learn. First of all, what I did not like was that the book started in 1806, that unhappy year. While it might havebeen nice to read it if Austen had written it, Amanda Grange made it sound as if a superficial teenager was writing his diary. Once the diary got into parallel w [...]

    • Rikke says:

      This was far better than "Mr. Darcy's Diary" in the same series. Not only because 'Persuasion' is my favorite novel of all-time (although that may have been a contributing factor as well), but mainly because Grange actually uses her imagination in this one, and therefore creates something partly-original instead of just retelling Austen's well-known story.The first part of this book is definitely the best part, as it offers the most refreshingly new angle on Wentworth's and Anne's love story. Gr [...]

    • Lisa says:

      This is a retelling of Persuasion from the point of view of Wentworth and written in a diary form. It is bland and insipid, which is probably the result of it being written in a diary form. The entries are more substantial for the romance part, but otherwise they simply state that he went here and there and stayed at here and there. You know, the stuff that you would jot down on your own organiser or diary. Even though diary-form implies that it is personal, I didn't get a sense of Wentworth's a [...]

    • Sarah - Thornton's girl says:

      Right so Captain Wenthworth's diary where do I begin.I absoultey loved it. Firstly cause Amanda Grange made me fall in love with Wentworth all over again from the beginning to end. Amanda completely captures Wentworth and it literally once again feels as if he is your head the whole time while he is writing. Its so amazing what a diary can do to understand the character a little bit more better I think. Amanda Grange gets into his feelings what he is feeling at first sight to when he is complete [...]

    • Morgan Smith says:

      Overall good book and series; I give the whole series 3 1/2 ish stars; all the books are quick reads that hold your interest while you are reading them, but you will probably forget about them soon after. The only exeption is "Mr Darcy's Diary"-that one gets 5 stars because it's simply fantastic. Anyone should read "Mr Darcy's Diary" after reading Pride and Prejudice wether you read any of the other books in this series. As for the rest of the books-Sometimes it seems a little rushed, but not a [...]

    • Whisper19 says:

      I understand that this book was written as a "companion" of sorts for Persuasion, but this book lacked so many things that I almost did not finish it. While reading this book I don't think that for one moment I believed it was written from Wentworth's point of view. This whole book read like a drivel written by a teenage fanfiction writer. There was none of that strength of character that made Wentworth a good character originally. Also the plot progression and the depiction of scenes were just [...]

    • Xenia says:

      I probably would not have read this book without reading about its recommendation in the Jane Austen group. I am so glad I read it. I loved it! It is so nice to read Persuasion completely through Captain Wentworth's eyes. The author Amanda Grande did a wonderful job.Captain Wentworth is so mature and only wants to marry for love. The Captain's love for Anne is constant. Regardless of his pride and doubts the Captain continues to move forward to regain the love of his life. I love Captain Wentwor [...]

    • Marnie (Miss Snow) says:

      Persuasione è uno dei libri più belli in assoluto, mi sconvolge, sempre. E' il libro da tenere sul comodino, da leggere quando si è tristi, insomma, il compagno di una vita. Il tentativo di Amanda Grange di riportare in vita il Capitano Wentworth, è riuscito. Entrare nella sua testa e mettere nero su bianco i suoi pensieri non è cosa facile. Il suo racconto si intona alla perfezione con l'uomo dell'epoca e ho apprezzato il fatto che non sia mai entrata nel melenso o nel melodrammatico. Agli [...]

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