A poor young girl, Fanny, is sheltered by Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram, her uncle and aunt) along with their four children, Tom, Edmund, Maria and Julia, in their house at Mansfield Park. Treated less preferably to the other children, she is provided support by Edmund, whose kindness leads her to fall in love with him. Entry of siblings Henry and Mary Craword further complicates the lives of the young people. Edmund takes liking to Mary though he doesn't approve of her manners, whereas Henry starts drawing affections of Maria and Julia. The novel deals with these characters and other intricate plots that keep the reader completely enthralled by the developing plots and sub plots. Will Fanny finally find her love, will Henry have any role to play in her affections for Edmund, Will Edmund realize Fanny's love and revert it back?
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About the Author
Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English author known primarily for her six major novels set among the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Considered defining works of the Regency Era and counted among the best-loved classics of English literature, Austen’s books include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. The latter two were published after her death.
Date of Birth:December 16, 1775
Date of Death:July 18, 1817
Place of Birth:Village of Steventon in Hampshire, England
Place of Death:Winchester, Hampshire, England
Education:Taught at home by her father