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Step into another Jane Austen classic and read, listen or watch Mansfield Park. This slow burn romance features a heroine with a strong sense of ethics. A perfect companion to a cold or snowy day.
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (1814)
Mansfield Park is Jane Austen's 1814 novel focusing on Fanny Price, the daughter of a poor Portsmouth family, who is taken to live with her aunt and uncle Bertram's family on their estate at the age of ten. Surrounded by her wealthy and privileged cousins, and continually reminded of her lower status by her bullying Aunt Norris, Fanny grows up timid and shy, but with a strong sense of ethics, partly instilled by her kindly cousin Edmund. Fanny's gratitude and friendship for Edmund gradually grow into love, but the introduction of Mary and Henry Crawford, a captivating sister and brother, into the neighborhood of Mansfield Park, confuses and complicates the affections of the Bertram household. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett on librivox.org)
Mansfield Park (dramatic reading)
After you enjoy the book, you can watch the movie!
1999 movie starring Frances O'Connor and Jonny Lee Miller
2007 TV movie starring Billie Piper
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