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Jane Austen’s “dead silence,” or, How Guilty is Sir Thomas Bertram?

Seventeenth in a series of posts celebrating 200 years of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. For more details, open Your Invitation to Mansfield Park. 3,839 more words

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The Trouble with Flirting – a review

In her YA novel The Trouble with Flirting, Claire LaZebnik draws on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park for inspiration for both characters and plot, while making plenty of changes to keep her readers guessing what happens next. 628 more words

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Misguided Concealment

This is sixth in a series of guest posts written by “Sophie” of A Reasonable Quantity of Butter in celebration of Mansfield Park’s bicentennial. 536 more words

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Reserve vs. Shyness in Jane Austen

In the 2005 movie version of Pride and Prejudice, when Mr. Darcy proposes and is rejected (in the rain – my theory is that in this movie Elizabeth Bennett rejects him because he is so ungentlemanly as to propose instead of doing something constructive like getting the lady an umbrella or a carriage or even offering his coat), and among other things Elizabeth mentions his interference in the romance between Mr. 1,172 more words

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Fanny Price's tea party

Saturday’s tea party was a huge success. Here are some photos of proceedings: 60 more words


bits and bobs

Thank you to all who came along to Fanny Price’s tea party on Saturday – please let me have any photographs you took, to pop in the blog. 156 more words


“Where is Fanny?”: Memory in Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park is, well, it’s over-looked for the more popular Austen novels. Shame on people who overlook this beautiful work of fiction because the heroine is not your typical heroine. 1,168 more words