After her impoverished family sends her to live with her wealthy aunt and uncle at opulent Mansfield Park, Fanny Price finds her life forever changed by the aristocratic Bertrams and the city-dwelling Crawford siblings. But is it for the better? While the others seem content to abandon what’s right to further their own interests, Fanny decides to hold true to her heart - a choice that will make or break her future.
Mansfield Park is largely considered to be one of Jane Austen’s most ambitious novels, a darkly satirical glimpse into morality and social mobility within the nineteenth-century British class system.
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Revised edition: Previously published as Mansfield Park, this edition of Mansfield Park (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
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A Great Reader Opens Missed Depths of Great Novel
In Mansfield Park, Fanny Price, the heroine, enters the novel a child; by the end of the tale she is still only a very young woman. Yet, of the many times over a lifetime that I have read Mansfield Park, I never came to realize how much the youth of the heroine influences her perceptions of the situations. Mary Jane Wells captures this spirit of youth-- the naivete, the emotionality, and the sense of peering into an unfathomable adult world. A Mary Jane Wells narration reminds me of listening to a very good girlfriend retelling a great day of adventures and humor.
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