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04 August 2011 @ 09:23 am
Anne Elliot Character Manifesto  
Fandom: Jane Austin's “Persuasion”
Character: Anne Elliot
Pairings Included in Manifesto: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth

Blurb: Anne is a quite, sensible girl (of the Jane Bennet and Elinor Dashwood type but without a lively sister to draw her out) who is overlooked by her family.
Anne, with an elegance of mind and sweetness of character, which must have placed her high with any people of real understanding, was nobody with either father or sister; her word had no weight, her convenience was always to give way--she was only Anne.

Then she falls in love – and is then persuaded to gave him up.

A short period of exquisite felicity followed, and but a short one. Troubles soon arose. Sir Walter, on being applied to, without actually withholding his consent, or saying it should never be, gave it all the negative of great astonishment, great coldness, great silence, and a professed resolution of doing nothing for his daughter.

A few months had seen the beginning and the end of their acquaintance; but not with a few months ended Anne's share of suffering from it. Her attachment and regrets had, for a long time, clouded every enjoyment of youth, and an early loss of bloom and spirits had been their lasting effect.

This act will come to define her life – Anne, the quite; Anne, the meek; Anne, the one who gives up her life for her family; Anne, the one looked over.

Fic Rec #1- Best Inner Anne Story: Envy a Musgrove? Indeed!
Pairing: None
Author: Lokei
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/193003
Rating/Warning(s): G

Why This Must Be Read: A wonderful look at Anne's inner longings.

Fic Rec #2 – Best Short Story: In His Arms
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth
Author: Sania
Link: http://www.dwiggie.com/derby/old_2002/sania11.htm
Rating/Warning(s): PG

Why This Must Be Read: A short sweet look at what Anne's life could become.

Fic Rec #3 - Best Alternate Reality/Universe Story: Kiss and Cry
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Fredrick Wentworth
Author: Annie
Link: http://www.dwiggie.com/derby/old_2002/annie24.htm
Rating/Warning(s): Teen

Why This Must Be Read:
This was one of the first fanfics I ever read – and the reading of this fic happened before I read “Persuasion”.

At the time I was in love with figure skating and this story was the third in a Jane Austen AU series set in the world of figure skating.

Fic Rec #4 - Best Angst Story: Doubt
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth
Author: Mstrsofpmbrly
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3480108/1/Doubt
Rating/Warning(s): G

Why This Must Be Read: Even after years of marriage Anne still hast to deal with feeling second best.

Fic Rec #5 - Best Fluff Story: Two-Part Harmony
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth
Author: dafna
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/141382
Rating/Warning(s): G

Why This Must Be Read: This is Anne finally being happy.

Fic Rec #6 - Best Hurt/Comfort Story: The Best of Intentions
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth
Author: Cassie M
Link: http://thedwg.com/derby/olda/cassie2.htm
Rating/Warning(s): K+

Why This Must Be Read:
After the fall at Lyme it is Anne that stays. This put her in close quarters with a Wentworth who has realized the mistake of his actions and confesses his feeling to her.

But what to do when the man you love is as good as engaged to another?

Fic Rec #7 - Best Crack!Fic Story: Lust Suffers Not At All and Is Instantly Gratified
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth with a side of Louisa Musgrove/James Benwick
Author: SusanK and Laura Louise
Link: http://www.dwiggie.com/derby/olde/sula2.htm
Rating/Warning(s): Crack! Self Aware Characters, The Barney Song

Why This Must Be Read:
With a fandom that can get a little heavy on the drama, you have to have moments of pure, coffee fueled, insanity.

This is that madness.

Fic Rec #8 - Best Pre-Book Story: End of Innocence
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth
Author: Lise
Link: http://www.dwiggie.com/derby/old_2008/lise35.htm
Rating/Warning(s): T

Why This Must Be Read:
What if...

What if Anne and Frederick hadn't been as proper as they should have during their engagement?

What if after the brake up she discovers something that will change her life?

Fic Rec #9 - Best Post-Book Story: Time Makes Many Changes
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth
Author: Susan K
Link: http://www.firthness.com/pond/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=537&Itemid=48
Rating/Warning(s): Teen

Why This Must Be Read:
This is Anne come into her own. She has found her strength and found the man she loves, now she must use the one to keep the other.

Fic Rec #10 - Best “What If?”: To Err Is Human
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth
Author: Natalie
Link: http://www.dwiggie.com/derby/old_2004/natalie2.htm
Rating/Warning(s): G

Why This Must Be Read: What if... not long after giving up Frederick, Anne moves in with her Aunt and discovers her own worth.

i'd like to teach the world to sing: Floating Girlizzyfics on August 4th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
So glad you did this as Anne is my favorite of the Austen characters and her story so striking. And that vid you included was beautiful.

...off to read now. :)
TeaRoses: Claudiarosehiptea on August 4th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
I'm going to bookmark this, because I love Anne so much. Thank you!
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