Mansfield Park

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - 418 pages
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'"Me!" cried Fanny..."Indeed you must excuse me. I could not act any thing if you were to give me the world. No, indeed, I cannot act."' At the age of ten, Fanny Price leaves the poverty of her Portsmouth home to be brought up among the family of her wealthy uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, in the chilly grandeur of Mansfield Park. There she accepts her lowly status, and gradually falls in love with her cousin Edmund. When the dazzling and sophisticated Henry and Mary Crawford arrive, Fanny watches as her cousins become embroiled in rivalry and sexual jealousy. As the company starts to rehearse a play by way of entertainment, Fanny struggles to retain her independence in the face of the Crawfords' dangerous attractions; and when Henry turns his attentions to her, the drama really begins... This new edition does full justice to Austen's complex and subtle story, placing it in its Regency context and elucidating the theatrical background that pervades the novel.

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It would be nearly impossible for me to try to describe the plot of this book without spoilers, so I'm not going to describe it at all. It's an Austen novel. It goes without saying there will be a ... Read full review

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Austen is the hot property of the entertainment world with new feature film versions of Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility on the silver screen and Pride and Prejudice hitting the TV airwaves on PBS ... Read full review

About the author (2003)


Jane Stabler is editor of the Longman Reader on Byron (1998) and the author of Burke to Byron, Barbauld to Baillie, 1790-1830 (2001) and Byron, Poetics and History (2002).

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