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by Jane Austen
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Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 7 years ago
For some reason I keep coming back to read Jane Austen in spite of liking only two of the five* that I have read previous to Mansfield Park. I love her prose and dialogues but her tales of “conjugal felicity” are usually less than riveting for me. Still, I keep coming back for more of her romantic s...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 7 years ago
I owe thanks to someone else that I approached this novel with the right perspective. Fanny Price is not a heroine. 'Mansfield Park' is concerned with her happiness and compares her, to her benefit, against the brighter lights of her family and their social circle, but she cannot be relied on until ...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
I have to say it. Mansfield Park is Jane Austen's depressing book. After reading Pride and Prejudice and Emma and Northanger Abbey, I was expecting another female protagonist with a lively wit and ready humor. Fanny Price was not that protagonist. About the only quality Fanny shares with her compatr...
Blogs Don't Burn
Blogs Don't Burn rated it 7 years ago
After reading Pride and Prejudice, my one real complaint with the book was the aggressively puritanical treatment of romance. While Austen has wit to spare, she conflates sexual promiscuity with selfishness and condemns it with no room for gray areas. While I understand approaching the social stigma...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it 7 years ago
I really like Austen most of the time (duh), but reading Mansfield Park was like being repeatedly hit on the head with a blunt instrument used by the author to drive her point home. Yes indeed, the world was a dark, dark place these two hundred years ago - no respect for one's parents, no sense of f...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 8 years ago
Thus Mansfield Park's improbable heroine, Fanny Price, admonishes her would-be suitor Henry Crawford when he purports to ask for her advice in a bid to win her around, after having already seduced her much wealthier cousins Maria and Julia Bertram. And in many ways, this one statement sums up the en...
Bookworm Blurbs
Bookworm Blurbs rated it 8 years ago
At the age of ten, shy, vulnerable Fanny Price leaves behind her impoverished family in Portsmouth to go and live with her rich relatives at Mansfield Park.Growing up with her cousins Tom, Edmund, Maria and Julia, she is aware that she is different from them and that her place in society cannot be t...
anabesteves
anabesteves rated it 8 years ago
I love Jane Austen and this is one of my favorite works from her. Fanny's love for Edmund grows with time and turns deeper. She suffers when he doesn't correspond to her is heartbreaker.When Edmund finally realizes how much Fanny means to him, he turns to her and my heart melted into butter.I wish ...
Overdue
Overdue rated it 8 years ago
I think Fanny is too good. She has good judgement, always, good manners, good looks, the approval of all who meet her and her "adoptive family". The biggest problem she confronts is the attention of a handsome, rich, bad boy who tries to reform in order to marry her. Her Aunt Norris is difficult, bu...
Crash My Book Party
Crash My Book Party rated it 8 years ago
I have never been as moved by a Jane Austen character as I was by Fanny Price. So long suffering, even in a kind home, and to endure so steadily, it was nice to see her get her happy ending, which of course Jane Austen promises the best of her characters.
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