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Category: Writing & Reading | Type: Discussion | Title: Persuasion (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Ch: Chapter 23

How often Anne has wished to be left alone and not swept into the vortex of those with whom she has little common interest. How aggravating has been the demanding pull created by other people's needs—an irresistible undertow dragging her to Mary, to Lady Dalyrimple, to Mr. Elliot, and now at this climactic moment. Austen emphasizes in Persuasion the need for privacy and the pleasure in solitude that are precious to single women. 

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