I've noticed that a vast majority of Jane Austen fans claim Persuasion to be their favourite novel of hers. I keep wondering why this is. I've read five of her novels and personally, I enjoyed Pride and Prejudice the most because it was the most humorous and witty, had a fast-paced plot with lots of conflict and tension as well as the most piquant characters. Although, it's really hard for me to pick a favourite Jane Austen novel. I strongly adore Anne Elliot for her elegance, subtlety, and sophistication, but I wouldn't say the plot of Persuasion was the most entertaining of Austen's novels.
So, to the members of this community whose favourite Austen novel is Persuasion, I'd like to know why it is your favourite?