Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park

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by Jane Austen
     
 

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Mansfield Park is a novel by Jane Austen, written at Chawton Cottage between 1812 and 1814. It was published in July 1814 by Thomas Egerton, who published Jane Austen's two earlier novels, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. When the novel reached a second edition, its publication was taken over by John Murray, who also published its successor, Emma.

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Mansfield Park is a novel by Jane Austen, written at Chawton Cottage between 1812 and 1814. It was published in July 1814 by Thomas Egerton, who published Jane Austen's two earlier novels, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. When the novel reached a second edition, its publication was taken over by John Murray, who also published its successor, Emma.

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ISBN-13:
2940013966086
Publisher:
Mundus Publishing
Publication date:
02/21/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
File size:
1 MB

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Mansfield Park (Ignatius Press Edition) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 168 reviews.
Louisa Mendelsohn More than 1 year ago
Do not download. The pages were all mixed up and in the wrong order.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In a popularity poll of Jane Austen¿s six major novels, Mansfield Park may come close to the bottom, but what a distinction that is in comparison to the rest of classic literature! Even though many find fault with its hero and heroine, its love story 'or more accurately the lack of one', its dark subtext of neglect and oppression, and its moralistic tone, it is still Jane Austen with her beautiful language, witty social observations and intriguing plot lines. Given the overruling benefits, I can still place it in my top ten all-time favorite classic books. Considering the difficulty that some readers have understanding Mansfield Park, the added benefit of good supplemental material is an even more important consideration in purchasing the novel. Recently I evaluated several editions of the novel currently in print which you can view here. For readers seeking a medium level of supplemental material, one solid candidate is the new reissue of Oxford World¿s Classics'2008' which offers a useful combination of topics to expand on the text, place it in context to when it was written, and an insightful introduction by Jane Stabler, a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee, Scotland and Lord Byron scholar. Understanding all the important nuances and inner-meanings in Mansfield Park can be akin to `visiting Pemberley¿, the extensive estate of the wealthy Mr. Darcy in Jane Austen¿s more famous novel Pride and Prejudice. One is intrigued by its renown but hard pressed to take it all in on short acquaintance. The greatest benefit of the Oxford World¿s Classics edition to the reader who seeks clarification is Jan Stabler¿s thirty page introduction which is thoughtfully broken down into six sub categories by theme The Politics of Home, Actors and Audiences, The Drama of Conscience, Stagecraft and Psychology, Possession, Restoration and Rebellion, and Disorder and Dynamism. Written at a level accessible to the novice and veteran alike, I particularly appreciate this type of thematic format when I am seeking an answer or explanation on one subject and do not have the time to wade through the entire essay at that moment. Her concluding lines seemed to sum up my recent feelings on the novel. ¿The brisk restoration of order at Mansfield Park and healing of the breach between parent and child is underwritten by the same doubt that lingers around the last scene of Shakespeare¿s King Lear: `Is this the promis¿d end? 'v. iii 262'. Recreating the urge to defy parental authority while teaching us to sit still, and pitting unruly energy against patient submission to the rule of law, Mansfield Park is an enthralling performance of the competitive forces which governed early nineteenth-century politics, society and art.' For me, Mansfield Park is about Jane Austen teaching this unruly child to sit still and enjoy the performance! With patience, I have come to cherish Fanny Price, the most virtuous and under-rated heroine in classic literature! Re-reading the novel and supplemental material was well worth the extra effort, expanding my appreciation of Austen¿s skills as a story teller and the understanding of the social workings in rural Regency England. I am never disappointed in her delivery of great quips such as ¿But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them.¿ The Narrator, Chapter 1 Also included in this edition are four appendixes the first two on Rank and Social Status and Dancing which are included in all six of the Oxford World¿s Classics Jane Austen editions and have been previously reviewed, followed by Lovers¿ Vows 'the theatrical that the young people attempt to produce in the novel', and Austen and the Navy which helps the reader understand Jane Austen¿s connection to the Royal Navy through her brothers James and Francis and its influence on her writing. The extensive Explanatory Notes to the text help place the novel in context fo
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Jane Austen's novels, and Fanny Price is my favorite heroine. I love her realistic character traits, and gentle nature. Mansfield Park is fantastic. I thought that Austen portrayed life-like characters and plausible events. This novel is still relevant to people's lives today. My only dissappointment is that the ending seemed abrupt. I thought there should be more explanation for Fanny and Edmund. Other than that, I love this book. Highly recommended.
AustenGirl More than 1 year ago
this seemed to start just after Crawford's proposal and the text and chapters are not well laid out. i think i will download a paid version.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read many works by Austen, and Mansfield Park is definetely the best, but sadly not her most popular work. Unlike Pride and Prejudice and its fairy tale story, Mansfield Park explores the deep emotions of human beings. From this book, Austen tries to show that anyone can be both good and bad, like Henry Crawford, whom I both hated and felt sympathy for. I don't understand why some say that the ending is bad, because without its surprising ending, Mansfield Park wouldn't be the profound novel that it is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you absolutely MUST obtain a free copy, I suppose this one will suffice, but there are entire passages which are simply unreadable. :fTRSj&% dersiING wiwut fjsir , for instance... I would recommend another copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this book
kcast610 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters and plot were well developed. I loved Fanny and Edmund. I wanted them to find true happiness so badly. My only issue is that I didn't want them to end up together because they were 1st cousins. I suppose it was more socially acceptable back then. Fanny was starting to have some admiration of Mr. Crawford, and things were looking hopeful for Edmund and Mary Crawford. It could have all turned out so well, but it just wasn't meant to be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not get this copy. The book opens with a chapter from the middle of the story, sentences are incomplete, and many words are misspelled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The free Mansfield Park books are actually in 2 separate volumes. Check the tiny print on the covers. There ARE a lot of typos because it was transcribed electronically, but you get used to it. This is not my favorite Austen book, but it's still Austen!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The words were so mangled it was nearly impossible to make out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are incorrect words, random letters. VERY HARD TO FIGURE OUT THE WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love anything Jane Austen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read Pride and Prejudice, and found myself falling in love with Jane Austen's novels. Then I read Mansfield Park. Some people say that Fanny is dull and boring. Some even say that no person can have the same personality, but I found myself loving her for she is like me, and I disagree with any person who doesn't like her. She is so simple, but so profound! And the plot, well, it's just exceptionable! The novel was great, and I'm also very pleased with the new movie version of Mansfield Park, who's actors and actresses couldn't do a better job with one of Jane Austen's finest novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw a butterfly, sitting on your right shoulder, As I kissed you in, the very corner of the room, I learned how it feels, to experience true pain, The piano sounds rebound, In my head they spin 'round! Saw a butterfly, sitting on your right shoulder, As I kissed you in, the very corner of the room, I learned how it feels, to experience true pain, The piano sounds rebound, In my head they spin round! I am having the worst nightmare, and I desperately need someone here to wake me up, What happens early on at the start, of the story's not worthy of importance, Please don't ask me where I want to go, because I won't be able to answer you, you know, The night was too impressive for me, so it dazzled me and now I've lost my way. Making my lashes longer, and shaping them carefully, Wearing eyeliner and a hint of lipstick too. Saw a butterfly, sitting on your right shoulder, As I kissed you in, the very corner of the room, I learned how it feels, to experience true pain, The piano sounds rebound, In my head they spin round! In my head they spin round, r-r-r-round! In the corner of- In the corner of- In the very corner of the room-! M-m-my head, m-m-my head they spin round! While I was standing out in the rain, my hair got all wet, and looked frozen and strange, All my loneliness went down the drain, while I waited outside for you, cold and afraid... When I follow you, then run away, It means that I want you to follow me as well, If you think that it's all just a joke, you will surely get hurt- I hope you understand. Painted my nails in red, put a cheap ring on my finger, If I get hurt again, I'll buy some new earrings, Hold onto me tight, cause I have this void inside, You're the only one, who can make my heart feel alright, So aren't you the one? The only one I need, I know that you are, I can't control my needs! Feelings of regret, make me feel like giving up, My self-pity, or my pleasure, which one will come out on top? I need this to stop, or I'll end up going mad, Give me one moment, of feeling I'm at ease. What's leaking out of my wounds? Is it blood or is it love? I feel it dripping out, ahhh-ahhh! Feelings of regret, make me feel like giving up, My self-pity, or my pleasure, which one will come out on top? I need this to stop, or I'll end up going mad, Give me one moment, of feeling I'm at ease. Hold onto me tight, cause I have this void inside, You're the only one, who can make my heart feel alright? So aren't you the one? The only one I need, I know that you are, I can't control my needs! Saw a butterfly, sitting on your right shoulder, As I kissed you in, the very corner of the room, I learned how it feels, to experience true pain, The piano sounds rebound, In my head they spin round! FROM NATSU DRAGNEEL!!!
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even a five year old can type better
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It waas not readable
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How many of this book are there? Btw i might read it
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Unclear and difficult to read.
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