Mansfield Park by Jane AustenMansfield Park by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park

byJane AustenIntroduction byMargaret DrabbleAfterword byJulia Quinn

Mass Market Paperback | December 2, 2008

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Jane Austen turns her unerring eye on the concerns of English society at a time of great upheaval in this historical romance classic.

Mansfield Park
is named for the magnificent, idyllic estate that is home to the wealthy Bertram family and that serves as a powerful symbol of English tradition and stability. The novel’s heroine, Fanny Price—a “poor relation” living with the Bertrams—is acutely conscious of her inferior status and yet she dares to love their son Edmund—from afar. With five marriageable young people on the premises, the peace at Mansfield cannot last. Courtships, entertainments, and intrigues throw the place into turmoil, and Fanny finds herself unwillingly competing with a dazzlingly witty and lovely rival. As Margaret Drabble points out in her incisive Introduction, the house becomes “full of the energies of discord—sibling rivalry, greed, ambition, illicit sexual passion, and vanity,” and the novel grows ever more engrossing right up to Mansfield’s final scandal and the satisfying conclusion. Unique in its moral design and its brilliant interplay of the forces of tradition and change, Mansfield Park was the first novel of Jane Austen’s maturity.

With an Introduction by Margaret Drabble
and an Afterword by Julia Quinn
Jane Austen (1775–1817) was born in Hampshire, England, to George Austen, a rector, and his wife, Cassandra. Like many girls of her day, she was educated at home, where she began her literary career by writing parodies and skits for the amusement of her large family. Although Austen did not marry, she did have several suitors and once ...
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Title:Mansfield ParkFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.9 × 4.19 × 0.94 inPublished:December 2, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451531116

ISBN - 13:9780451531117

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a classic I bought this during my trip to the Philippines, started in on the plane ride back to Canada and finished it a few days later after coming home. I've recently been on an Austen-reading mood and this is the third book I've read from her. I realized halfway through the book that it was much longer than Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice but I was very much into the story. Some do not like Fanny Price due to her timid nature but I think she is a strong woman in her own way. One does not need to be loud or hot-headed to be strong. I found her strong moral standing and firmness in her beliefs quite admirable. Even when those around her, including Edmund, were kind of being blinded by other people. It's short of a 5-star review but I'm sure if I reread this in the future my review can change.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mansfield Park Fanny didn’t end up with the guy I wanted her with, but I love it anyway. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!` Another one of Jane Austin's great books!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but there is better This is not Austens Best work... but its still good!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this Not my fav austen but still good
Date published: 2016-11-08

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