This is my third re-read in a row. I'm not sure I've ever done this much sequential re-reading. It's like I don't have the energy to meet anyone new. I can't handle the degree of choice required in choosing and then actually continuing to read a new novel. And what can you say about PRIDE AND PREJUDICE? It's a marvel. PERSUASION is my favourite of her books, but reading P & P again I was struck once more by her perfection. Dead at 41, and only 5 novels; but each a marvel. Truly, I think she is the perfect novelist.