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Mansfield Park (Modern Library Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780375757815
ISBN10: 0375757813
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Through Fanny Price, the heroine of Mansfield Park, Jane Austen views the social mores of her day and contemplates human nature itself. A shy and sweet-tempered girl adopted by wealthy relations, Fanny is an outsider looking in on an unfamiliar, and often inhospitable, world. But Fanny eventually wins the affection of her benefactors, endearing herself to the Bertram family and the reader alike.

In her Introduction, Carol Shields writes, [Mansfield Park's] overriding theme is difficult to isolate, since the novel is about everything it touches upon: nurturing, steadfastness, belonging and not belonging, about fine gradations of moral persuasion, about human noise and silence, and about action and stillness.

Synopsis:

A poor relation adopted into a wealthy family, Fanny Price has only her good nature as a weapon in the battle to win the heart of the man she loves. In "Mansfield Park," a sequel of sorts to Pride and Prejudice, Austen at once challenges and embraces the mores of the day as only she can.

About the Author

Carol Shields is the author of Jane Austen (Penguin Lives), The Stone Diaries, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize, Larry's Party, Happenstance, and Dressing Up for the Carnival, among other novels. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Janine Goodwin, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Janine Goodwin)
I reread this novel every few years; this year, I was struck again by its richness, which never gets overly complex, and its depth. Austen is at her best here.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757815
Introduction:
Shields, Carol
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Shields, Carol
Introduction:
Shields, Carol
Author:
Austen, Jane
Author:
Shields, Carol
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
England
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Country homes
Subject:
Adoptees
Subject:
Cousins
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Uncles
Subject:
Children of the rich
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2001
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.01x5.19x.96 in. .82 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A poor relation adopted into a wealthy family, Fanny Price has only her good nature as a weapon in the battle to win the heart of the man she loves. In "Mansfield Park," a sequel of sorts to Pride and Prejudice, Austen at once challenges and embraces the mores of the day as only she can.
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