Captain Wentworth's Persuasion: Jane Austen's Classic Retold Through His Eyes - Regina Jeffers This was my one and only foray into Jane Austen fan fiction. Persuasion is my favourite Austen novel and probably my favourite novel full stop. I decided to read this book in order to extend the joy of having recently re-read it. However, that was not to be. From my perspective, it consisted of slabs of Persuasion, interspersed with writing infinitely inferior to that of Austen's. I accept that this will appeal to many Austen fans: just not to me. I won't be reading any more such novels. In future I'll stick to re-reading Austen. Nothing compares to it.