By (author) Jane Austen
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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Book Description"Mansfield Park," by Jane Austen, is part of the "Barnes & Noble Classics"" "series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of "Barnes & Noble Classics" New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. "Barnes & Noble Classics "pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. From its sharply satiric opening sentence, "Mansfield Park" dealas with money and marriage, and how strongly they affect each other. Shy, fragile Fanny Price is the consummate "poor relation." Sent to live with her wealthy uncle Thomas, she clashes with his spoiled, selfish daughters and falls in love with his son. Their lives are further complicated by the arrival of a pair of witty, sophisticated Londoners, whose flair for flirtation collides with the quiet, conservative country ways of Mansfield Park. Written several years after the early manuscripts that eventually became "Sense and Sensibility" and "Pride and Prejudice," "Mansfield Park" retains Austen's familiar compassion and humor but offers a far more complex exploration of moral choices and their emotional consequences. Amanda Claybaughis Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She also wrote the Introduction and Notes for the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781593081546
(202mm x 134mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Fine Communications,US
Publisher: Fine Communications,US
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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