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.
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