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Some of Jane Austen's Characters in Mansfield Park ~ Guest Post by Chris Sandrawich, Part III

Gentle Readers: Here is Chris’s third post on Mansfield Park – let’s hear what he has to say about Mrs. Norris!

Some of Mansfield Park’s characters… 3,056 more words

Jane Austen

Jane Austen's Double Negatives

I’ve been reading Mansfield Park and noticed all the double negatives. I did a cursory search online about it and some messaging boards and books online have passages about her use of the double negatives for characters that are “hollow.” Others also wrote that the double negatives can be used to emphasize and in some contexts, provide irony. 204 more words

Books

Three Novels That Should Have Ended in Boston Marriage

For the Untutored

1. Fanny Price and Mary Crawford

“Should have ended” is not quite right here. Mansfield Park is a perfect book and cannot be improved, and if Mary Crawford is less monstrous than her Grendelesque brother, that is a testament to him, not her. 801 more words

Books

Smart and Wise Women of the19th Century

I love watching Downton Abby.  There are a number of strong female characters on that show, but my favorite is the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet Crawley played by Maggie Smith.  645 more words

Books And Reading

Mrs. Norris is a B****: Jane Austen's 'Mansfield Park'

*Spoilers throughout this post. Since the book has been in print for over 200 years, I figure there’s nothing I could possibly say about it that hasn’t already been said many times before.  1,709 more words

Book Reviews

Happily Ever After

I wrote this as a guest post at Mansfield Park: Thoughts on Jane Austen’s Novel for the bicentennial.

Compressed into the epilogue of ‘Mansfield Park’ is the marriage of Edmund and Fanny. 173 more words

Mansfield Park

Happily Ever After

This is seventh in a series of guest posts written by “Sophie” of A Reasonable Quantity of Butter in celebration of Mansfield Park’s bicentennial. 183 more words

Jane Austen