Mansfield Park [NOOK Book]

Mansfield Park

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  • BN ID: 2940149399567
  • Publisher: Castrovilli Giuseppe
  • Publication date: 4/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 532 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2008

    Austen's most misunderstood novel demystified!

    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

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2002

    Absolutely Outstanding

    Austen's novels really warm my heart. I fall in love with them as soon as i see them and Mansfield Park has totally made think different about life and how people act, which is what her novels are based on. I highly reccomend it.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

    It's Jane Austen

    What more can be said? Either you like her work or you don't. It doesn't rate in my top 5, but it's still a good piece of literary work.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Boring

    I found the boook too be very long and boring. The language was hard to understand and made it difficult to be interesting. I hardly felt there was romance. I am glad the styles of writing has changed since this book was published. I dont think i will ever read anymore of this author.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

    Great Book!

    I loved this book. The only thing about it that I didn't like was that I felt Edward always loved Fanny, he was just blind sided by another woman. I hate that Fanny had to know she was second best to him.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2009

    My Dear, Dear Fanny

    Mansfield Park was so good. The story was captivating to where I could see Mansfield Park and it's surrounding landscape. I could even feel each emotion that the characters felt. Jane Austen has yet to disappoint me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    An excellent classic.

    The Barnes & Noble Classics Series edition is well worth the nominal cost. It is nicely formatted for the Nook and has good end- and footnotes. The introduction is a "spoiler," if you haven't read Mannsfield Park before, but it is well done and can be read after-the-fact for an excellent treatment of Austen's work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Boring.

    Nothing much happened, just a lot of talking.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Leah

    O ok...thats really cool :) my nook wont post bc of the lag ;( i guess i should quit for the night

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Leah

    O ok cool....i thought she was packing her stuff for boot camp lol....sorry i took so long to reply...i hate this lag

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Monky bars

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Great Austen - easily overlooked

    easily overlooked Austen novel, but that's the point about the heroine. She is overlooked by everyone, even many readers. But its a sweet, wonderful, clever novel

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    One

    One word.



    AMAZING!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2010

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    A Touching Story

    Manfield Park differs from Jane Austen's other novels, in that the main protagonist Fanny Price is a meek, fragile little creature, who lives at the mercy of her domineering wealthy relatives. The novel still contains the satirical wit characteristic of Austen, though it does not come from the heroine. Throughout the story, the reader's sympathy is often incited by the ill treatment of Fanny by her superiors, her inferiority complex, and her unrequited love for her kindly cousin Edmund Bertram (The reader will please keep in mind that loving one's cousin was perfectly acceptable at that time).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2010

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    Every Austen Book is a Classic!

    Once again Jane Austen succeeded in producing a good novel filled with observations on human interaction with one another and love during her time. This is a really good classic to read. Normally before reading a book, I first become really acquainted with the plot but I decided to get out of my comfort zone and only read the back of the book
    (which after having finished the book today) it was just the right amount of information that I needed to understand the story of the book. Here in Mansfield Park, Austen depicts the social standards that lie in the pursuit of love and money. As with all of Austen's books the ending is a happy one for the main character!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    Love Austin!

    I LOVE Jane so this was not disappointing! There was a good twist at the end and I love reading about 19th century conventions and society. A great book to curl up on the couch with!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2010

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    Jane Austen at Best

    I greatly anticipated reading Mansfield Park as it was the only book by Jane Austen which I had yet to read. Also, my interest had been piqued by all of the opinions that Fanny Price was boring, the book was boring, and Edmund was a twit of the highest order. After reading the novel for myself, I can now say that Fanny Price is my favorite character written by Jane Austen, the book was highly entertaining, and Edmund was a sweetheart, albeit a slightly confused sweetheart!

    Whenever I have read Pride and Prejudice-which I have read it many times- I always became angry with Elizabeth Bennet for her somewhat obnoxious way of accusing Mr. Darcy unjustly. I became embarrassed for her lack of composure, always preferring Jane Bennet. I entertained the same sentiments for Cathy in Northanger Abbey. However, in Mansfield Park, I was charmed by Fanny for her ladylike poise under the verbal darts of her Aunt Norris, for her consistency of character. The book was, in most ways, my personal idea of perfection.

    My only question was this: How could she resist Henry Crawford???

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2009

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    Mansfield Bore

    I have read many Austen books and while they are always a little slow to get going, they have always turned out worth the time, until now. The overall theme of the book is typical for the author, the writing itself is fabulous, but I could care less about every character in the book. Not one of them was appealing on any level, not even the bad guys. I would strongly recommend any other Austen book to a friend and urge anyone away from this one. I know it is the era of the writing but two close cousins (share sisters for mom's) marry in the book is way wrong. Maybe that is why the whole book sucked for me, when the girl falls in love with her cousin at the start, and the entire book is centered on her love for him, it gets old quick. Maybe in a few years I will read again and pretend they are not related at all and see if it improves the story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2009

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    A little slow, but it sure picks up!

    I found the beginning of this book to be extremely slow, but the book did pick up in the end. I liked Fanny alot, but she does need more self-confidence. Edmund is too good to be true. I dragged through this book until it picked up at the end. I was sad to see it end, and I think Austen could have devoted more than 2 pages to Fanny and Edmund's romance at the end because it took so long to happen. But, overall, it's a great read. Don't expect it be a fast read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2009

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    The best Jane Austen novel you've never heard of

    I bought the Jane Austen collection of novels and this gem was in there. I loved it from begining to end. Don't watch the movie it's horrible. They change Fanny into something she's not. The novel is a must read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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