Mansfield Park
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Mansfield Park
Jane Austen
Literature
Aug 12, 2018
From a large and not too wealthy family, bashful Fanny Price is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle at the house that gives this book its name. She finds herself intimidated by everyone there, except her kind cousin Edmund; constantly bursting into tears, she won’t even take part in her coevals’ racy amateur theatricals. Despite the fact that Fanny can be priggish, by following her convictions she ultimately finds true love. Mansfield Park stands at a distance from Austen’s other novels: Although less lustrous than Emma or Sense and Sensibility, and less vibrant than Pride and Prejudice, it’s probably her most substantial book. While some of her fans find it hard to love, it was actually the author’s favorite.
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Oct 28, 2018
I love Jane Austen, if for nothing else than for her ferocious wit and her female protagonists who are always stronger than they know.
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Nov 25, 2018
Sometimes Fanny is just a little too goody, goody, but Austen, as usual, can treat with compassion as well as caustic wit protagonists of varying character.
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Read and own
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Not one of my favorite Austin’s but still a great read.
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Mar 29
Not her best but worth reading
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Jane Austen never disappoints.
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