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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Book DescriptionMansfield Park is a novel about town and country, surface dazzle and lasting values. Fanny Price, a poor relation, is brought up at the wealthy Bertrams' country house and fallls for Edmund, the younger son. Their lives are disrupted, however, by the arrival of the worldly Mary Crawford and her brother Henry. With her usual psychological insight and attention to detail, Jane Austen paints an irresistibly lifelike portrait of shifting values and split loyalties.Illustrated by Hugh Thomson, with an Afterword by Nigel Cliff.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904633297
(158mm x 99mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Macmillan Collector's Library
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jane Austen
Jane Austen was born in 1775 in rural Hampshire, the daughter of an affluent village rector who encouraged her in her artistic pursuits. Jane remained in the vicinity of her childhood home for much of her life. As such it was through family and friends that she learned most of her considerable understanding of manners and relationships. In novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma she developed her subtle analysis of contemporary life through depictions of the middle-classes in small towns. Her sharp wit and incisive portraits of ordinary people have given her novels enduring popularity. She died in 1817.
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