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Mansfield Park Jane Austen

Mansfield Park By Jane Austen

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen


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Mansfield Park is Austen's darkest, and most complex novel. It explores important issues such as slavery (the source of the Bertrams' wealth), the oppressive nature of idealised femininity, and women's education. This edition sheds light on these and other issues through its insightful introduction and wide-ranging appendices of contemporary documents.

Mansfield Park Summary

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park is Austen's darkest, and most complex novel. In contrast to the confident and vivacious heroines of Emma and Pride and Prejudice, its central character, Fanny Price, is a shy and vulnerable poor relation who finds the courage to stand up for her principles and desires. Fanny comes to live at Mansfield Park, the home of the wealthy Bertram family, and of Fanny's aunt, Lady Bertram. Though the family impresses upon Fanny her inferior status, she finds a friend in Edmund, the younger brother.Mansfield Park explores important issues such as slavery (the source of the Bertrams' wealth), the oppressive nature of idealized femininity, and women's education. This edition sheds light on these and other issues through its insightful introduction and wide-ranging appendices of contemporary documents.

Mansfield Park Reviews

"Unlike Jane Austen's earlier novels, Mansfield Park is embedded within a specific historical moment, and the Introduction to this Broadview edition splendidly brings out the novel's engagement with a range of contemporary controversies, from female education to the slave trade and the proper use of wealth. The appendices, too, offer readers a generous range of material, expertly selected and introduced. They extend our insight into what Sturrock shows is Austen's most discomforting-as well as engrossing-text." - John Wiltshire, LaTrobe University, Australia

"An excellent edition. Sturrock's introduction provides a nuanced view of Mansfield Park as well as judicious treatment of the critical debates the novel has prompted in recent years. Her annotations are genuinely helpful, and the appendices thought-provoking. With a sharp eye for the most relevant passages, Sturrock has assembled late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century writings on issues such as slavery, female education, and private theatricals. These writings create fascinating vantage points from which to view Austen's novel, and they make clear how profound a response it was to contemporary cultural concerns." - Deborah Kaplan, George Mason University

About Jane Austen

June Sturrock teaches at Simon Fraser University. She has written widely on nineteenth-century literature, and is the author of `Heaven and Home': Charlotte M. Yonge's Domestic Fiction and the Victorian Debate Over Women.

Additional information

GOR004975898
9781551110981
1551110989
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Broadview Press Ltd
2001-03-01
521
N/A
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