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Mansfield Park (1814)

by Jane Austen

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Fanny Price is born to a poor family, but is sent to her mother's rich relations to be brought up with her cousins. There she is treated as an inferior by all except her cousin Edmund, whose kindness towards her earns him her steadfast love. Fanny is quiet and obedient and does not come into her own until her elder cousins leave the estate following a scandalous play put on in their father's absence. Fanny's loyalty and love is tested by the beautiful Crawford siblings. But their essentially weak natures and morals show them for what they really are, and allow Fanny to gain the one thing she truly desires.

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    Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë (Medellia)
    Medellia: Both books have sweet, shy, thoroughly virtuous protagonists, if you're a fan of that sort of character. (I am, and loved both novels!)
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    Lover's Vows by Elizabeth Inchbald (aulsmith)
    aulsmith: The play they are rehearsing in Mansfield Park. Worth a quick skim.
  3. 10
    Celia's House by D. E. Stevenson (atimco)
    atimco: Very similar plot.
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This book is how I discovered I hate Jane Austen. ( )
  illarai | Jun 26, 2024 |
Usual Jane Austen scenario. Wealthy people in the country. Marrying off a young woman. But she only gets her man after a scandal.
  jgoodwll | May 26, 2024 |
It has been far too long since I first read this book. Each rereading of a great book brings additional pleasure and additional understanding. This book will be discussed at BYU Education Week August 2021, so I revisited it.

Review from my First Reading

It is a delight to read these older books which have words such as: charity, humility, grace, charm, virtue, kindness; these kind of words have so much disappeared from our everyday discourse but yet these are words that bring joy, words that are delightful to get reacquainted with. It is so nice to read a book that uses discourse different from our "modern" everyday conversation. I enjoy reading classic literature.

Because it is Jane Austen, I had something of an idea how the book would end. Still, I was in a fair amount of suspense because I hadn't read any book summaries, and thus wasn't sure which way it would go. ( )
  bread2u | May 15, 2024 |
So many reviews, this is just a note to myself. I enjoyed the read, Austen has a way with words that no one else does. However, I didn't love anyone in this book and so was not invested in the story. ( )
  MrsLee | May 4, 2024 |
Come on now, why is Pride and Prejudice Austen’s most beloved novel when Mansfield Park is so much better! No, I know, Elizabeth Bennett is far more witty and lively than Fanny Price, who, uh, isn’t either of those things. Mr. Darcy is far more dreamy than Edmund Bertram, who is rather a bore. And the love story in P&P throws sparks all over the damn place, while the main love story in Mansfield Park is so not the point that it only gets a desultory narrator’s treatment in the last couple of pages of a 400 page novel. I imagine Austen going “Yeah, okay, you expect it, so here it is, it happens, whatever.”

Mansfield Park though is a far more complex novel, wide ranging, touching on issues like nature vs nurture, ethical vs factual education, the identity and nature of home, even the slave trade and the moral quandary of indirectly benefitting from the morally indefensible, for good measure. Meanwhile, Fanny suffers nobly as a bit of a doormat, but then resists what she knows is bad, although materially highly rewarding, with an admirably stubborn and immovable will, while her cousins from the rich side of the family make poor decisions and completely fall apart. She’s the steady and under-appreciated bit of good surrounded by glitz and glam, an underdog worth rooting for. ( )
  lelandleslie | Feb 24, 2024 |
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About thirty years ago, Miss Maria Ward of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram, of Mansfield Park, in the county of Northampton, and to be thereby raised to the rank of a baronet's lady, with all the comforts and consequences of an handsome house and large income.
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But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.
It is Fanny that I think of all day and dream of all night.
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Classic Literature. Fiction. HTML:

Fanny Price is born to a poor family, but is sent to her mother's rich relations to be brought up with her cousins. There she is treated as an inferior by all except her cousin Edmund, whose kindness towards her earns him her steadfast love. Fanny is quiet and obedient and does not come into her own until her elder cousins leave the estate following a scandalous play put on in their father's absence. Fanny's loyalty and love is tested by the beautiful Crawford siblings. But their essentially weak natures and morals show them for what they really are, and allow Fanny to gain the one thing she truly desires.

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Adopted by the rich Bertrams, Fanny finds her bold cousins are daunting, her aunts and the remote Sir Thomas intimidating. Only thoughtful Edmund recognises her qualities and helps to improve her lot. But when the delightful Mr and Miss Crawford arrive to enliven the family group, even he dismisses Fanny's reservations. At first all is excitement and pleasure. Gradually, however, the effects of recklessness and selfishness accumulate. As Fanny's unswerving integrity and quiet strength become the support of the shattered family, she finds a happiness she could not have anticipated. While displaying the sparkle and clarity for which Jane Austen is renowned, the tone here is often sober and uncompromising. The issues of probity and responsibility are explored, alongside the often unhappy complexities of family life, in a considerable and profoundly satisfying novel.
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A maid of pure heart,
Enduring persecution,
Her wisdom triumphs.
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