Mansfield Park by Jane AustenMansfield Park by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park

byJane Austen, Jane StablerEditorJames Kinsley

Paperback | May 17, 2008

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'"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 dazzlingand 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 whenHenry 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.
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).
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Title:Mansfield ParkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.85 inPublished:May 17, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199535531

ISBN - 13:9780199535538

Appropriate for ages: 17

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Amazing You will like it if you liked Emma
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Story ♥ I remember buying this on sale for $5 in a bookstore; I was in a classical mood and I'm definitely glad I bought it!!! Reading Fanny's experiences brought to mind some of my own; we can both be very timid people, and I can relate to her views on the Crawfords. It's quite the tale of Regency manners and virtue as well.
Date published: 2017-11-18
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