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
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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 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
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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.