Mansfield Park, Paperback Book
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When the gorgeous Henry Crawford and his pretty sister Mary come to Mansfield Park, they've no idea what a disturbance they will cause.

There they find the Bertram family, with their beautiful daughters and handsome sons - and Fanny Price.

Eighteen-year-old Fanny has grown up in the shadow of her glamorous relations.

In fact, no one seems to remember she's there at all, which is why they don't notice that she's gradually been falling in love.

But while she hides a secret passion, she has no idea she's become an object of interest herself for another admirer.

As a scandal begins to unfold that will have devastating effects on everyone, Fanny discovers that love will blossom in the most unusual of places...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780755331475

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Of Jane Austen's romance which I have read (Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Emma and Mansfield Park), I think Mansfield Park is the dreariest one. It has the usual portrait of 18th century British society with its wisdoms and prejudices, it has the usual description of lovely and enchanting English countryside, the usual myriads of interesting characters, but the story itself seems rather drab and sombre. It feels also too moralistic, too black and white, compared with her other books. The heroine Fanny is decidedly at the bottom of the list of Jane's heroines. She is very passive and feels.... helpless. Totally uncharacteristic of Jane's heroines. The love story betwen her and Edmund is also very bland and flat. Nothing romantic like Jane's other romances.OK, enough criticism. Despite all those whining above, Jane's book is still an enjoyable read. The criticism only came because I set it against a very high standard - her other books!

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