Mansfield Park

Thoughts mpbyja 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!!

  “I fancy Miss Price has been more used to deserve praise than to hear it.”

This is the most fun book full of love-to-loath characters! Had a grand time with Jane and her character descriptions of the “too good” (Fanny Price) and deliciously bad (Auntie Mrs. Norris). I even started to admire Lady Bertram at one point. Of course, Edmund was only slightly less annoying than Fanny and the Crawfords!  OH YES!  Miss Mary and her darling flirtatious conniving brother Henry!!!  Such fun. Could NOT understand how Edmund put up with Mary… She was so insulting and it would go right over his head; he thought her heavenly and sweet. (She certainly was neither.)

Jane Austen’s ability to be cool and snide is beyond compare.

Rating: fourpie

READ for CITY category for the What’s In a Name Challenge. My SECOND entry. Mansfield is a town in Massachusetts.

READ for CLASSICS CLUB 50 and VERY LONG category of the Classics Challenge.

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14 thoughts on “Mansfield Park

  1. I LIKE HENRY CRAWFORD, and I think Jane Austen just slipped in the running away with Maria thing at the end to make the reader okay with Fanny not marrying him. I thought he was nice and funny, and Fanny’s moral standards are insanely high, so THERE, Jane Austen. :p

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