Exes, alcohol and loose historical licence: why Netflix's Persuasion is Jane Austen via Fleabag

By Jodi McAlister
July 22 2022 - 7:30pm

Netflix's Persuasion is a surprisingly faithful adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, in terms of plot structure. It follows the second-chance romance of Anne Elliot (Dakota Johnson) and Captain Frederick Wentworth (Cosmo Jarvis) through almost exactly the same beats and events as the book.

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