Mansfield Park

Category: Book
By (author): Austen, Jane
Series: Vintage Classics
Subject:  FICTION / Classics
  FICTION / General
Publisher: Random House UK
Published: September 2008
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.75in x 5.19in x 1.19in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Fanny Price's rich relatives offer her a place in their home so that she can be properly brought up. However, Fanny's childhood is a lonely one as she is never allowed to forget her place. Her only ally is her cousin Edmund. When her cousins befriend two glamorous new young people who have arrived in the area, Henry and Mary Crawford, Edmund starts to grow close to Mary, and Fanny finds herself dealing with feelings she has never experienced before.
Review Quote* • "Full of the energies of discord -- sibling rivalry, greed, ambition, illicit sexual passion, and vanity." --Margaret Drabble

 • "Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire." --J.K. Rowling

 • "Austen looks at her world with a cool, undressing gaze... she is a formidable opponent of hypocrisy and sentimentality." --Observer
Biographical NoteJANE AUSTEN was born in Steventon rectory on December 16, 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.