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Description - The Annotated Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice-an edition of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park that makes her story of an impoverished young woman living with her wealthy relatives a more satisfying and fulfilling read. Juxtaposing the complete text of the novel with annotations on facing pages, along with maps, illustrations, a chronology, and an introduction, David M. Shapard's delightfully entertaining edition brings Austen's world to life. Here you will find historical and social context; definitions of archaic words; citations from Austen's life and letters; and all kinds of details that illuminate the plot. Reading The Annotated Mansfield Park is like having an incredibly knowledgeable person reading over your shoulder and discussing the book with you-it's perfect for students, for reading groups, and, of course, for Jane-ites everywhere.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780307390790
ISBN-10: 0307390799
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 46mm)
Pages: 928
Imprint: Alfred A. Knopf
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publish Date: 18-Apr-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jane Austen

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was born in Hampshire, England, where she spent most of her life. Though she received little recognition in her lifetime, she came to be regarded as one of the great masters of the English novel. David M.aShapard is the author of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, The Annotated Persuasion, The Annotated Sense and Sensibility, The Annotated Emma,aThe Annotated Northanger Abbey, and The Annotated Mansfield Park. He graduated with a Ph.D. in European History from the University of California at Berkeley; his specialty was the eighteenth century. Since then he has taught at several colleges, and lives in upstate New York.

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