Jane Austen wrote Mansfield Park
between 1811 and 1813, and the novel was published in 1814. Read the Cinderella
rags-to-riches tale of Fanny Price, who escapes from poverty and deprivation to the riches of her uncle's estate, which is paid for by the slave trade. Read more about Fanny Price, and Jane Austen's Mansfield Park
by Jane Austen. Norton. From the publisher: "The text is that of a new authoritative text, which closely follows the one Austen oversaw when the novel was revised and reprinted in 1816. Supporting materials include an introduction, annotations, and a map. Contexts includes contemporary materials on the slave trade, religion, conduct literature for women, and landscape design that illuminate this dark and often disturbing novel."
by Sandie Byrne. Palgrave. From the publisher: "This Guide traces the response to Mansfield Park from the opinions of Jane Austen's contemporaries, through nineteenth-century reviews and twentieth-century critical analyses, to the diverse readings of the novel available to the twenty-first century reader. The Guide selects the most useful and insightful of these and puts them in context, making available the range of critical debate on this important novel."
by Jane Austen. Oxford University Press. From the publisher: "At the age of ten, Fanny Price leaves the poverty of her Portsmouth home to be brought up among the family of her wealthy uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, in the chilly grandeur of Mansfield Park. She gradually falls in love with her cousin Edmund, but when the dazzling and sophisticated Crawfords arrive, and amateur theatricals unleash rivalry and sexual jealousy, Fanny has to fight to retain her independence."
by Jane Austen. Penguin. From the publisher: "Begun in 1811 at the height of Jane Austen's writing powers and published in 1814, Mansfield Park marks a conscious break from the tone of her first three novels, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility
, and Pride and Prejudice, the last of which Austen came to see as 'rather too light.' Fanny Price is unlike any of Austen's previous heroines, a girl from a poor family brought up in a splendid country house..."
by Jane Austen. Random House. From the publisher: "Through Fanny Price, the heroine of Mansfield Park, Jane Austen views the social mores of her day and contemplates human nature itself. A shy and sweet-tempered girl adopted by wealthy relations, Fanny is an outsider looking in on an unfamiliar, and often inhospitable, world. But Fanny eventually wins the affection of her benefactors, endearing herself to the Bertram family and the reader alike."
by Jane Austen. Dover. From the publisher: "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."
by Jane Austen. Toby Press. From the publisher: "Jane Austen herself called this brilliant work her 'own darling child.' Published anonymously in 1813, Pride and Prejudice is a superb comedy of manners. In recounting the courtship of the witty, independent Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy--the handsome bachelor whose arrogant pride Elizabeth regards as a fatal flaw--Austen illuminates the prejudices of society as a whole with subtle humor."
by Jane Austen. Bantam. From the publisher: "In 'Mansfield Park,' first published in 1814, hwen the author reached her full maturityas a novelist, Jane Austen paints some of her most witty and perceptive studies of character. Against a genteel country landscape of formal parks and stately homes, the gossipy Mrs. Norris becomes a masterful comic creation; the fickle young suitor Henry Crawford provides an unequaled portrait of a foolish young man; and the completely drawn Fanny Price emerges..."
by Richard Gill, and Susan Gregory. Palgrave. From the publisher: "Mastering the Novels of Jane Austen is the ideal companion for anyone studying the works of this enduring literary figure. An engaging account of the six most-read Austen novels, this book captures the imagination with its fresh and lively approach. Provides a detailed critique of 'Northanger Abbey,' 'Sense and Sensibility
,' 'Pride and Prejudice,' Mansfield Park,' 'Emma' and 'Persuasion'."
by Nicholas Marsh. St. Martin's Press. From the publisher: "This book takes extracts and examines them in close detail, bringing out the extraordinary richness of irony and implication in Jane Austen's writing. Through textual analysis, the reader is taught to explore and enjoy the delicate comedy of her narratives and to inquire into the serious moral purpose that lies behind each of the four novels."