Mansfield Park (Full Text with Biography, Chapter Summary, Examination of Themes, and Character Summary) [NOOK Book]

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Jane Austen's classic novel, complete with short biography of Austen, plot summary, examination of major themes, and character summary.

Mansfield Park is the most controversial and perhaps the least popular of Austen's major novels. Regency critics praised the novel's wholesome morality, but many modern readers find Fanny's timidity and disapproval of the theatricals difficult to sympathise with and reject the idea (made explicit in the final ...
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Mansfield Park (Full Text with Biography, Chapter Summary, Examination of Themes, and Character Summary)

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Overview

Jane Austen's classic novel, complete with short biography of Austen, plot summary, examination of major themes, and character summary.

Mansfield Park is the most controversial and perhaps the least popular of Austen's major novels. Regency critics praised the novel's wholesome morality, but many modern readers find Fanny's timidity and disapproval of the theatricals difficult to sympathise with and reject the idea (made explicit in the final chapter) that she is a better person for the relative privations of her childhood. Jane Austen's own mother thought Fanny "insipid", and many other readers have found her priggish and unlikeable.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610423595
  • Publisher: Golgotha Press
  • Publication date: 12/19/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 405 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2005

    A 16-year-old bookworm

    Ever since I read Pride and Prejudice, I've been completely hooked on to Jane Austen! This is the second novel of hers I read, and I have to say, I liked it even more than Pride and Prejudice (which was awesome!). Fanny's sweet character and manners touched me, and to meet all of the characters and travel along with them in time is a very touching experience, which makes you miss them when you've finished the book, as if you'd let go of old friends. I recommend this book to anyone who likes Jane Austen, or who wants a comfy read.

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2011

    All mixed up

    Do not download. The pages were all mixed up and in the wrong order.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    incomplete version

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2005

    I Love This Book!

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2004

    My Favorite Austen novel yet

    Of the four Austen novels I have read (the others being Emma, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility), Mansfield Park was my favorite. Why? To be frank, though I love Austen's work and would never want to speak badly of it, the heroines in none of her other novels appeals to me as much as Fanny. Emma is too obviously obsessed with social class, and Eliza's apparent high opinion of herself and her abilities annoys me. Fanny is the only heroine who actually sticks to her beliefs. As always, I recommend the movie, but not after you've read the book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    TERRIBLE

    There are incorrect words, random letters.
    VERY HARD TO FIGURE OUT THE WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2011

    fantastic read

    i love this book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    Roan

    What.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Leah

    O ok....cool.........is ur nook cting up? Mine wont post.......i gtg.....its pointless to stay bc i cant post and im super tired ;(

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    L.e.a.h.

    O ok...cool! I gtg bc my nook wont post ;( night....sorry for having u come on

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Rope

    To climb

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Test

    Review

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    JAFanatic

    I love anything Jane Austen.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2010

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    Good story except for one thing

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2009

    interesting austen period novel

    in my opinion this one hasn't aged well - it was interesting but a bit boring. glad i was reading it on tape - much easier to listen to it - very well done as well.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2001

    Amazing, and totally profound

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2000

    The best work by Austen

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2014

    I really enjoy it

    I really enjoy it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Do not read

    Even a five year old can type better





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