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1.09.2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? - Mansfield Park


Title: Mansfield Park
Author: Jane Austen
Publication Date: July 1814

Synopsis: Taken from the poverty of her parents' home, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with only her cousin Edmund as an ally. When Fanny's uncle is absent in Antigua, Mary Crawford and her brother Henry arrive in the neighbourhood, bringing with them London glamour and a reckless taste for flirtation. As her female cousins vie for Henry's attention, and even Edmund falls for Mary's dazzling charms, only Fanny remains doubtful about the Crawfords' influence and finds herself more isolated than ever. A subtle examination of social position and moral integrity, Mansfield Park is one of Jane Austen's most profound works.

Review:  A few years ago we started a cycle of reading through Jane's novels in publication order and in 2017 we are onto Mansfield Park. We will be discussing it during our February meeting so now is a great time to get started on this novel.

2 comments:

  1. My daughter absolutely loves Mansfield Park. It seems Fanny Price is not generally one of Austen's most beloved characters but my daughter is at last enamored of her. I hope you all enjoy the read!

    - Mama Vicky

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  2. Sounds like a good plan for you and your reading group.

    I hope you are having a good week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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