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Dimitri Tiomkin
   wrote music for   
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
1957
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Friendly Persuasion
Directed by William Wyler
Jane Austen
   wrote   
Persuasion
168
   refers to   
Argument & Persuasion
Blandish
   means   
To Coax With Gentle Persuasion
More efficacious than "to brandish"
Jane Austen
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Persuasion (1995)
Based on the 1817 book
Peitho
   is the Greek God or Goddess of   
Persuasion and Seductive Speech
Crystal _____ Persuasion
   has the missing colour   
Blue
Tommy James and The Shondells
William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic
   was written by   
Alan Taylor
1996
Tommy James & the Shondells
   released the single   
Crystal Blue Persuasion
1969; peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
Anne Elliot
   is in   
Persuasion
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.
Mrs Clay
   is in   
Persuasion
A friend of Elizabeth Elliot. Appeared desirous to marry Sir Walter, but later settled for his nephew.
Sir Walter Elliot
   is in   
Persuasion
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.
William Walter Elliot
   is in   
Persuasion
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).
Mrs Smith
   is in   
Persuasion
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.
Lady Russell
   is in   
Persuasion
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.
Elizabeth Elliot
   is in   
Persuasion
The aging, fashionable and snobbish elder sister of Anne. Friend of Mrs Clay.
Admiral Croft
   is in   
Persuasion
Frederick Wentworth’s brother in law. He rents Kellynch Hall from Sir Walter. A bluff and hearty man with whom Anne gets on well.
Mrs Croft
   is in   
Persuasion
Sister of Frederick Wentworth and wife of Admiral Croft, with whom she has travelled the world. She and Anne get on well.
Frederick Wentworth
   is in   
Persuasion
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.
Louisa Musgrove
   is in   
Persuasion
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.
Mrs Musgrove
   is in   
Persuasion
A hospitable woman, the mother of Charles, Isabella and Henrietta. Anne is always a welcome member of their household.
Charles Musgrove
   is in   
Persuasion
Married to Mary, Anne’s younger sister. He proposed to Anne, but she refused him. His family would have preferred him to marry Anne.
Charles Haytor
   is in   
Persuasion
A clergyman who has an understanding that he will marry Henrietta Musgrave.
Henrietta Musgrove
   is in   
Persuasion
Marries Charles Haytor.
Captain Harville
   is in   
Persuasion
A friend of Captain Wentworth
Captain James Benwick
   is in   
Persuasion
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.






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