Mansfield Park (Vintage Classics Austen Series)

Mansfield Park (Vintage Classics Austen Series)

Jane Austen

Summary

Read Jane Austen's unsung masterpiece.

'The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal' Virginia Woolf


Fanny Price's rich relatives offer her a place in their home so that she can be properly brought up. However, Fanny's childhood is a lonely one as she is never allowed to forget her position. Her only ally is her cousin Edmund. When her cousins befriend two glamorous new young people who have arrived in the area, Henry and Mary Crawford, Edmund starts to grow close to Mary and Fanny finds herself dealing with feelings she has never experienced before.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY AMANDA VICKERY

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Reviews

  • Full of the energies of discord - sibling rivalry, greed, ambition, illicit sexual passion, and vanity
    Margaret Drabble

About the author

Jane Austen

Jane Austen, the daughter of a clergyman, was born in Hampshire in 1775, and later lived in Bath and the village of Chawton. As a child and teenager, she wrote brilliantly witty stories for her family's amusement, as well as a novella, Lady Susan. Her first published novel was Sense and Sensibility, which appeared in 1811 and was soon followed by Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. Austen died in 1817, and Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were published posthumously in 1818.
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