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MANSFIELD PARK: A Return to Jane Austen

This book has been described as Jane Austen’s most politically-charged and therefore most controversial novel because she mentions the British slave trade and Fanny’s uncle does business in the West Indies. 818 more words


In Defense of Fanny Price

Everyone should know what their favorite Jane Austen novel is (and if not, they’d better start reading). In my case, it’s a close tie between Persuasion and Mansfield Park at the moment (having just reread Persuasion). 1,277 more words

Book Reaction

In Praise of Fanny Price

I have been doing one of my semi-regular Jane Austen re-reads. Every time I find new things: This time I was chagrinned to realize the extent to which certain film versions had overwritten Miss Austen’s original text in my mind–not necessarily to their detriment, but I was looking for a scene in  1,012 more words


Rising star Natasha Barnes in Funny Girl

Until 8 October 2016

Twenty-six year old Natasha Barnes was about to take a job in Waitrose when she was offered a spot on the West End in a small role in… 817 more words

Theatre Reviews

Characters Like Me: Top 5 Wednesday

Today May 11th, 2016, we take a look at  ‘Characters You Are Most Like’ for Top 5 Wednesday .  People who I read and felt that connection so deep that every action and reaction became my own. 443 more words


Subversive Heroines

She doesn’t do the things heroines are supposed to. Which is rather Jane Austen’s point – Fanny is her subversive heroine. She is gentle and self-doubting and utterly feminine; and given the right circumstances, she would defy an army.
Susanna Clarke


The purposes of women's education: a look at Mansfield Park and Emma

‘Give a girl an education,’ says Mrs Norris in Mansfield Park, ‘and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without farther expense to anybody.’ This stark cost-benefit analysis, applied to charitable undertakings by the well-off, might surprise us. 3,082 more words

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