Murder at Mansfield Park: A Novel
"Nobody, I believe, has ever found it possible to like the heroine of Mansfield Park." --Lionel TrillingIn this ingenious new twist on Mansfield Park, the famously meek Fanny Price--whom Jane Austen's own mother called "insipid"--has been utterly transformed; she is now a rich heiress... show more
"Nobody, I believe, has ever found it possible to like the heroine of Mansfield Park." --Lionel TrillingIn this ingenious new twist on Mansfield Park, the famously meek Fanny Price--whom Jane Austen's own mother called "insipid"--has been utterly transformed; she is now a rich heiress who is spoiled, condescending, and generally hated throughout the county. Mary Crawford, on the other hand, is now as good as Fanny is bad, and suffers great indignities at the hands of her vindictive neighbor. It's only after Fanny is murdered on the grounds of Mansfield Park that Mary comes into her own, teaming-up with a thief-taker from London to solve the crime. Featuring genuine Austen characters--the same characters, and the same episodes, but each with a new twist--MURDER AT MANSFIELD PARK is a brilliantly entertaining novel that offers Jane Austen fans an engaging new heroine and story to read again and again.
Publish date: 2010-07-20
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 363
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
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A clever alternate universe story and much more enjoyable than the dour, moralistic original, though somewhat obvious in its anachronisms.
Enjoyable enough on its own terms, but I'm afraid I still don't get the point. Why not just write an original book instead of jumbling up another author's characters and telling a different story with them?
I barely finished the original! This sounds brilliant XD
Hard to say if this is 3 or 4 stars. Why no half stars in this system? Okay, so maybe it is 4 stars, but that might be on the high side. There is so much to say about this book, but in a few lines: Enjoyable, but I did find it hard to accept the changes she makes in the characters in Mansfield Park,...