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Mansfield Park

Written by Jane Austen
Introduction by Carol Shields


Mansfield Park
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Category: Fiction - Classics
Imprint: Modern Library
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: October 2001
Price: $8.00
Can. Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75781-5 (0-375-75781-3)
Pages: 448
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.



 
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.

In her Introduction, Carol Shields writes, [Mansfield Park's] overriding theme is difficult to isolate, since the novel is about everything it touches upon: nurturing, steadfastness, belonging and not belonging, about fine gradations of moral persuasion, about human noise and silence, and about action and stillness.

"Never did any novelist make more use of an impeccable sense of human values."
--Virginia Woolf



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Carol Shields is the author of Jane Austen (Penguin Lives), The Stone Diaries, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize, Larry's Party, Happenstance, and Dressing Up for the Carnival, among other novels. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.





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