Mansfield Park (1814)

Mansfield Park (1814)

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Jane Austen By JaneAusten Completed

Fanny Price is a young girl from a large and relatively poor family, who is taken from them at age 10 to be raised by her rich uncle and aunt, Sir Thomas, a baronet, and Lady Bertram, of Mansfield Park. She had previously lived with her own parents, Lieut. Price and his wife, Frances (Fanny), Lady Bertram's sister. She is the second child and eldest daughter, with seven siblings born after her. She has a firm attachment to her older brother, William, who at the age of 12 has followed his father into the navy. With so many mouths to feed on a limited income, Fanny's mother is grateful for the opportunity to send Fanny away to live with her fine relatives.

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EvelynChew EvelynChew Jul 04
Blessed self - ignorance... How well Austen fleshes out her characters!
It is so mean of them
                              They won't treat her as their own daughter?
Àfter äll her talk abt taking in the girl she is now vehemently denying all responsibility
J_Embers J_Embers Jan 01
It's so weird how fixated she is in making sure the little girl is classified as lesser than her own daughters. I guess this goes back to her love of directing others.
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heartslonging heartslonging Aug 06, 2015
I love how Austen portrays Mrs Norris through description and dialogue. Masterful!