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Mansfield Park

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

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1. 00 - Dramatis Personae
2. 01 - Chapter 01
3. 02 - Chapter 02
4. 03 - Chapter 03
5. 04 - Chapter 04
6. 05 - Chapter 05
7. 06 - Chapter 06
8. 07 - Chapter 07
9. 08 - Chapter 08
10. 09 - Chapter 09
11. 10 - Chapter 10
12. 11 - Chapter 11
13. 12 - Chapter 12
14. 13 - Chapter 13
15. 14 - Chapter 14
16. 15 - Chapter 15
17. 16 - Chapter 16
18. 17 - Chapter 17
19. 18 - Chapter 18
20. 19 - Chapter 19
21. 20 - Chapter 20
22. 21 - Chapter 21
23. 22 - Chapter 22
24. 23 - Chapter 23
25. 24 - Chapter 24
26. 25 - Chapter 25
27. 26 - Chapter 26
28. 27 - Chapter 27
29. 28 - Chapter 28
30. 29 - Chapter 29
31. 30 - Chapter 30
32. 31 - Chapter 31
33. 32 - Chapter 32
34. 33 - Chapter 33
35. 34 - Chapter 34
36. 35 - Chapter 35
37. 36 - Chapter 36
38. 37 - Chapter 37
39. 38 - Chapter 38
40. 39 - Chapter 39
41. 40 - Chapter 40
42. 41 - Chapter 41
43. 42 - Chapter 42
44. 43 - Chapter 43
45. 44 - Chapter 44
46. 45 - Chapter 45
47. 46 - Chapter 46
48. 47 - Chapter 47
49. 48 - Chapter 48

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Summary

One of the most controversial novels written by Austen, Mansfield Park follows the life of the young heroine Fanny Price as she searches for her place in society. Set in early 19th century England, the classic novel depicts the social issues of the time including marriage, social mobility and morality. The classic centers on the life of the poor young girl Fanny Price, who is the oldest daughter of nine siblings. Her father is a former naval officer and a heavy drinker, while her mother has married beneath her and is undeniably the black sheep in the family when compared to her two sisters, Mrs. Norris and Lady Bertram who lead comfortable lifestyles. As a form of charity, Fanny is taken in to live with her wealthy aunt Lady Bertram and her husband Sir Thomas Bertram at their Mansfield Park estate. At her new home, Fanny is raised and lives beside her four cousins Tom, Edmund, Maria and Julia. Although sharing the same home, Fanny is never really considered their social equal. She is often mistreated by her aunt and treated as an inferior by her cousins. The only person who shows her kindness is Edmund Bertram, for whom she gradually develops feelings. However, Fanny is constantly reminded of her social status and grows up shy and humble, but nevertheless remains true to herself. As the years pass by, the Bertram children find themselves in love entanglements with the sophisticated Crawfords, while Fanny keeps her feelings for Edmund well hidden. As the novel reaches its climax, the true nature of morality and its fruits are revealed. A plot questioning the infinite dilemma of nature versus nurture, Fanny must decide whether she places a higher value on priceless morality or the expectations imposed on her by society. Because of its uniqueness, Mansfield Park has a love-hate relationship with its readers, due to its unconventional protagonist. Although it is known to have sparked many debates among audiences due to its subtle criticism of society and moral integrity, it still remains one of the most profound pieces written by its author.

Reviews

Johanna

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Austen is of course wonderful but I'm gladly surprised by the excellent quality of the performers. Thank you to all the volunteers!

Christin

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This is an excellent story and the voices were done pretty well.

I loved it! Everything was excellently done. Good job readers!

Mindy

It's so hard to follow all the different readers I couldn't make it past chapter 5.

Claudio

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Karen Savage is excellent - as good or if not better than Simon Vance.