Thoughts Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, Naxos Audio 2007 (orig 1814), 16 hours 49 minutes
Narrated by the incomparable professional Juliet Stevenson.
|“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.
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.