Collins Classics : Mansfield Park Paperback
by Jane Austen
Part of the Collins Classics series
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'I pay very little regard...to what any young person says on the subject of marriage.
If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.' Humble and lowly, a young Fanny Price goes to live with her wealthy Aunt and Uncle at their grand house, Mansfield Park.
Growing up with her privileged and spoilt cousins, the Bertrams, she lives in the shadows of their glamorous lives, but manages to find an ally in her cousin, Edmund.
When Henry and Mary Crawford come to visit, the house is thrown into disarray as romance flourishes between the young people, leading Fanny to finally confront the extent of her true feelings for Edmund.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/01/2011
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007420292
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Review by aoibhealfae
I get the book was the most controversial Jane Austen. How interesting that the book had more social commentary than the rest of her books did. It have the undertone of romance but Fanny Price's keen observation made the book more digestible than Persuasion. As the caricature of Pride and Prejudice, I think this is probably interesting read if your head was in clouds. A lot of the dialogues in the book was overwrought and dredging, filled with unending passage and soliloquy. A classic tale but nevertheless unnecessary beyond reading.