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Mansfield Park is named for the magnificent, idyllic estate that is home to the wealthy Bertram family and that serves as a powerful symbol of English tradition and stability. The novel?s heroine, Fanny Price—a “poor relation? living with the Bertrams—is acutely conscious of her inferior status and yet she dares to love their son Edmund—from afar. With five marriageable young people on the premises, the peace at Mansfield cannot last. Courtships, entertainments, and intrigues throw the place into turmoil, and Fanny finds herself unwillingly competing with a dazzlingly witty and lovely rival. As Margaret Drabble points out in her incisive Introduction, the house becomes “full of the energies of discord—sibling rivalry, greed, ambition, illicit sexual passion, and vanity,? and the novel grows ever more engrossing right up to Mansfield?s final scandal and the satisfying conclusion. Unique in its moral design and its brilliant interplay of the forces of tradition and change, Mansfield Park was the first novel of Jane Austen?s maturity, and the first in which the author turned her unerring eye on the concerns of English society at a time of great upheaval.
With an Introduction by Margaret Drabble and an Afterword by Julia Quinn
Inhaltsangabe: Dependent on the benevolence of her aristocratic relatives, young Fanny Price develops into the moral center of a family gone astray and restores the tranquility of her adoptive home. Written in the full flower of Austen's maturity, this work offers an entertaining study of the interplay between manners, education, and ethics — enlivened by an amusing cast of busybodies, never-do-wells, and social climbers.
Buchbeschreibung CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. 226 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.51 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 147015658X