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By Jane Austen

From its sharply satiric establishing sentence, Mansfield Park bargains with funds and marriage, and the way strongly they impact one another. Shy, fragile Fanny expense is the consummate "poor relation." despatched to dwell along with her prosperous uncle Thomas, she clashes along with his spoiled, egocentric daughters and falls in love along with his son. Their lives are extra advanced via the arriving of a couple of witty, subtle Londoners, whose aptitude for flirtation collides with the quiet, conservative state methods of Mansfield Park.

Written numerous years after the early manuscripts that finally turned Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park keeps Austen’s accepted compassion and humor yet bargains a much more complicated exploration of ethical offerings and their emotional results.

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