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Book 3- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Pages: 400

"Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Portsmouth, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with her cousin Edmund as her sole ally. During her uncle's absence in Antigua, the Crawford's arrive in the neighbourhood bringing with them the glamour of London life and a reckless taste for flirtation. Mansfield Park is considered Jane Austen's first mature work and, with its quiet heroine and subtle examination of social position and moral integrity, one of her most profound." (Taken from amazon.com)

I absolutely loved this novel. But I really enjoy reading Jane Austen, so maybe that is a bias. I recommend this book if you like to escape to a simpler time and don't mind a little scandal. I got really aggravated with Fanny Price from about the mid point on because she was very judge-y and holier than thou, but the other characters balanced her out during this time, so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. I want to say more but don't want to give the story away! (these are the times a book club would be nice)
Tags: fiction, romance

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