Directed by William Wyler
More efficacious than "to brandish"
Tommy James and The Shondells
1969; peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
Refused to marry Captain Frederick Wentworth when she was very young because she was advised to do so by Lady Russell who had been a friend of Anne’s mother (deceased), and who acting in that role to Anne and her elder sister. At the opening of the book, aged 27, Anne was still in love with him. Wentworth was looking for a wife, and almost anyone except Anne Elliot would do.
A friend of Elizabeth Elliot. Appeared desirous to marry Sir Walter, but later settled for his nephew.
A vain man who owned Kellynch Hall. Father of Elizabeth and Anne. The book opens with him in financial difficulties which result in his having to rent Kellynch Hall and take up residence in Bath.
Sir Walter’s nephew and heir. Wants to marry Anne. Anne is told of his perfidy by an old friend of hers now living as a widow in Bath (Mrs Smith).
A school friend of Anne, now a widow living in reduced circumstances and impaired health. She tells Anne about Mr Elliot’s role in her decline in fortune.
Guardian of Anne, who acts towards her as a mother. Responsible for advising Anne not to marry Wentworth when he proposed to her in her teens.
The aging, fashionable and snobbish elder sister of Anne. Friend of Mrs Clay.
Frederick Wentworth’s brother in law. He rents Kellynch Hall from Sir Walter. A bluff and hearty man with whom Anne gets on well.
Sister of Frederick Wentworth and wife of Admiral Croft, with whom she has travelled the world. She and Anne get on well.
The male hero of the book. A successful Captain, now with his fortune made, returns to the area to search for a wife and to settle down. Was extremely hurt by Anne’s previous rejection and does not want to repeat his offer to her – at least at the beginning of the book.
Pleasant and attractive young woman whose family welcomes the Crofts when they rent Kellynch. She has a sister, Henrietta and a brother Charles who is married to Anne’s younger sister. She encourages Captain Wentworth. However, her recklessness in jumping off the Cobb in Lyme Regis changes her personality and she ends up in love with the rather forlorn Captain Benwick.
A hospitable woman, the mother of Charles, Isabella and Henrietta. Anne is always a welcome member of their household.
Married to Mary, Anne’s younger sister. He proposed to Anne, but she refused him. His family would have preferred him to marry Anne.
A clergyman who has an understanding that he will marry Henrietta Musgrave.
A friend of Captain Wentworth
A friend of Captain Harville and Captain Wentworth who is recuperating at Lyme Regis. His fiancé has died. He likes poetry and finally marries Louisa Musgrove.