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The Annotated Mansfield Park

Jane Austen

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ISBN : 9780307390790
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932 pages
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At the age of ten, shy, vulnerable Fanny Price leaves behind her impoverished family in Portsmouth to go and live with her rich relatives at Mansfield Park.Growing up with her cousins Tom, Edmund, Maria and Julia, she is aware that she is differentMoreAt the age of ten, shy, vulnerable Fanny Price leaves behind her impoverished family in Portsmouth to go and live with her rich relatives at Mansfield Park.Growing up with her cousins Tom, Edmund, Maria and Julia, she is aware that she is different from them and that her place in society cannot be taken for granted, although she is not treated unkindly. A dashing couple from London, Mary Crawford and her brother Henry, enter this stable, rural world. They succeed in dazzling everyone at Mansfield Park, except for Fanny, who sees through their shallow veneer. Throughout the dramatic events that follow it is she who is able to bring back some stability to the ruptured lives of those around her.One of the great novels of the nineteenth century, Mansfield Park echoes Jane Austens fears and awareness of the dawn of a modern age, which was to bring about a complete break from the old country traditions and way of life.