The “Anne With an E” Netflix series isn’t as much of a “daring” or “modern” children’s lit adaptation as the Netflix hype wants us to believe. It’s just like the ‘70s “Little House on the Prairie” series: pretty much ignores the books after the first episode so the 1870s characters can suffer traumas and grapple with the issues of Current Year. The only real difference is the lack of perms and of shirtless Michael Landon.
I found your blog yesterday and have been reading through it since, and I have to say I love the notion that if Harville knew about The History, he'd just tow Wentworth over to Anne to make them sort things out. I love Persuasion and Wentworth but the mental image of his brother captain forcing him to Get Over Himself Already is quite delightful (even though that would shorten the story considerably).