"Mansfield Park" is the smart country residence of sir Thomas Bertram. His family lives in this bastion of the British aristocracy of the 18th century. And here is Fanny Price, Bertram’s poor relative is brought up. Smart and diligent, she is deprived of maternal heat and care, and is rather amicable only with the cousin Edmund. In several years Fanny turns into the charming girl and shall solve: whether to choose wellbeing or to follow call of her heart ...
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In recent years, Mansfield Park has come to be regarded as Austen's most controversial novel. It was published in two editions in her lifetime and here the differences between the first edition and the second, including some important amendments made by Jane Austen herself, are clearly noted on the page. The volume provides comprehensive notes, an extensive critical introduction covering the context and publication history of the work, a chronology of Austen's life, and an authoritative textual appa ratus. This edition is indispensable for all serious scholars and readers of Austen.About the Author:
John Wiltshire is Associate Professor of English at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
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