October 1, 2006
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307290964
ISBN - 13: 9780307290960
From the Publisher
The longest and most measured of Jane Austen's novels, Mansfield Park gives readers Austen's largest cast of characters and her most dramatic narrative. At its center is Fanny Price-the classic "poor cousin," brought as a child to Mansfield Park by the rich Sir Thomas Bertram and his wife as an act of charity-who, as she matures, comes to forcibly demonstrate those virtues the author most admired: modesty, firm principles, and a loving heart. As Fanny observes her cousins cast aside their scruples in dangerous flirtations (and worse) and as she herself resolutely resists the advantages of marriage to the fascinating but morally unsteady Henry Crawford, her seeming austerity grows in appeal. Mansfield Park encompasses not only Austen's great comedic gifts and her genius as a historian of the human animal, but her personal credo as well: faith in a social order that combats chaos through civil grace, decency, and wit.