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The marriage plot

Unlike most readers, I didn’t admire Dorothea Brooke the first time I read Middlemarch. Instead, I wanted to be honest, intelligent Mary Garth. Mary is plain, in contrast to Dorothea and Rosamond Vincy, the novel’s other leading ladies. 685 more words


To Mansfield with Love from Texas

This is a rewrite of something I wrote last week, then abandoned because it seemed so silly in the midst of worries about the safety of my Parisian friends and the impacts of the attacks. 1,218 more words

Jane Austen

Mansfield Park

Dear readers,

Have any of you read Mansfield Park?  You have?  Oh, and you watched the movie?  Well, have any of you read Mansfield Park and (which is the rarity) enjoyed the novel and liked the heroine, Fanny Price? 890 more words

Jane Austen

A different kind of heroine

One of the most popular book-related questions has got to be that old favourite, “which literary character do you most identify with?”  So far, in all my conversations and virtual travels around the blogosphere, I haven’t come across a single person who’s given the answer I would give.  601 more words


Mansfield Park

Thoughts  Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, Naxos Audio 2007 (orig 1814), 16 hours 49 minutes

Narrated by the incomparable professional Juliet Stevenson.

FOR CLASSICS CLUB SPIN!! 192 more words

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Mansfield Park: Book Review

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

First Published 1814

The poor niece of the wealthy baronet Sir Thomas Bertram, Fanny Price comes to live at the Bertram’s estate, Mansfield Park, as Sir Thomas’s charitable endeavor to relieve Fanny’s mother of another mouth to feed and to make Fanny into a lady. 391 more words


A Little Fandom Kindness Goes A Long Way #JaneAusten #HarryPotter

From this day Fanny grew more comfortable. She felt that she had a friend, and the kindness of her cousin Edmund gave her better spirits with everybody else.

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