Mansfield Park (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)

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Mansfield Park (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)


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Mansfield Park is the complex and controversial novel starring Fanny Price, the heroine through which the world-renowned author of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility views the social mores of her day and contemplates human nature itself.

"Never did any novelist make more use of an impeccable sense of human values."—Virginia Woolf

Mansfield Park encompasses not only Jane Austen’s great comedic gifts and her genius as a historian of the human animal, but her personal credo as well—her faith in a social order that combats chaos through civil grace, decency, and wit.

At the novel’s center is Fanny Price, the classic “poor cousin,” brought as a child to Mansfield Park by the rich Sir Thomas Bertram and his wife as an act of charity. Over time, Fanny comes to demonstrate forcibly those virtues Austen most admired: modesty, firm principles, and a loving heart. As Fanny watches her cousins Maria and Julia cast aside their scruples in dangerous flirtations (and worse), and as she herself resolutely resists the advantages of marriage to the fascinating but morally unsteady Henry Crawford, her seeming austerity grows in appeal and makes clear to us why she was Austen’s own favorite among her heroines.
JANE AUSTEN (1775—1817) was born in Hampshire, England, where she spent most of her life. Though she received little recognition in her lifetime, she came to be regarded as one of the great masters of the English novel.
Product Details ISBN: 9780307386885
ISBN-10: 0307386880
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: September 4th, 2007
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: Vintage Classics
"Never did any novelist make more use of an impeccable sense of human values."
—Virginia Woolf