Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 480 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.85 in
Published: May 17, 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0199535531
ISBN - 13: 9780199535538
About the Book
At the age of ten, Fanny Price leaves the poverty of her Portsmouth
home to be brought up among the family of her wealthy uncle, Sir
Thomas Bertram, in the chilly grandeur of Mansfield Park. She
gradually falls in love with her cousin Edmund, but when the
dazzling and sophisticated
Crawfords arrive, and amateur theatricals unleash rivalry and
sexual jealousy, Fanny has to fight to retain her independence.
This new edition places Mansfield Park in its Regency context and
elucidates the theatrical background that pervades the novel.
From the Publisher
''"Me!" cried Fanny..."Indeed you must excuse me. I could not act any thing if you were to give me the world. No, indeed, I cannot act."'' At the age of ten, Fanny Price leaves the poverty of her Portsmouth home to be brought up among the family of her wealthy uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, in the chilly grandeur of Mansfield Park. There she accepts her lowly status, and gradually falls in love with her cousin Edmund. When the dazzling and sophisticated Henry and Mary Crawford arrive, Fanny watches as her cousins become embroiled in rivalry and sexual jealousy. As the company starts to rehearse a play by way of entertainment, Fanny struggles to retain her independence in the face of the Crawfords'' dangerous attractions; and when Henry turns his attentions to her, the drama really begins... This new edition does full justice to Austen''s complex and subtle story, placing it in its Regency context and elucidating the theatrical background that pervades the novel.
About the Author
Jane Stabler is editor of the Longman Reader on Byron (1998) and the author of Burke to Byron, Barbauld to Baillie, 1790-1830 (2001) and Byron, Poetics and History (2002).