Mansfield Park

Author(s): Jane Austen; James Kinsley (Editor); Marilyn Butler (Introduction by); John Lucas (Notes by)

Classic fiction

Fanny Price is a child still when her uncles welcome her in their mansion in Mansfield Park, rescuing her from a life of hardship and need. There, before her frightened gaze, she will parade a world of leisure and refinement in which innocent diversions will feed machinations and seduction strategies.


This world hides a dangerous truth and only Fanny, from her submissive silence, will be able to glimpse its consequences and threats. Mansfield Park recreates a family and social order that is deceptively undone and restored through the ambiguous eyes of a young girl who has been assigned the fate and destiny of a Cinderella.


Published in 1814, Mansfield Park is probably the author's most dense and complex novel, a prodigy of narrative architecture and psychological depth.


Tags: classics, love, England, English literature, novel, novel of characters, personal relationships, romantic novel, 18th century


Pages: 402


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780192827579
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : December 1990
  • : .838 Inches X 4.63 Inches X 7.38 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jane Austen; James Kinsley (Editor); Marilyn Butler (Introduction by); John Lucas (Notes by)
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 480