Pubblicata in Italia con il titolo Mansfield Park. Nata povera, ma cresciuta con i suoi ricchi cugini, Fanny Price deve trovare il suo posto nella società…
Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors and I have lost count of how many times I have read Pride and Prejudice (and also how many copies of that book I own). I adored all her novels, but if I had to choose my least favorite I’d have to say Mansfield Park.
The protagonist of the novel is Fanny Price. She’s been taken from her poor family to be raised by the rich side of the family. Being made keenly aware of the different status between her and her cousins, it seems that the only person who really cares about her is her cousin Edmund. However, when the Crawfords arrive from London with all their glamour and their carelessness bringing chaos and complications in their lives, things get more complicated.
When I say that this is my last favorite of Jane Austen’s novels I don’t mean that I don’t like it, because I do, but, initially, I found the characters slightly irritating. However, I love their development and the development of the story and that’s why I recommend this novel.