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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (117,408 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Harriet Walter Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Olga | 2/15/2014

    " Just finished my second reading of it. I suspect there're more to come. I can't tire of Jane. In this book, I love the desperate and jealous flirtation of the Bertram girls with Henry Crawford, the ridiculousness of the home theater (a perfect showcase of English upperclass folly), the benign and not so benign neclect of Fanny by her aunts and her hopeless passion for Edmund. And all this with amazingly beautiful vivid writing that plays it like a movie in my head with camera angles and lighting and colors without containing a single description of any length. Jane is the perfect writer who hands it to us flavored with her sarcasm and wit but without any commentary or opinion, without any intrusion of herself. Pretty amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kendra Hobbs | 2/12/2014

    " This is one of my all time favorite books ever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shivanthi Sathanandan | 2/5/2014

    " My comfort-reads; Jane Austen is one of my favourite authors and re-reading her books is like having tea and cake on a rainy sunday afternoon. The more often I read them, the more i come like to love them and appreciate the depth of her characters "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carmen | 2/4/2014

    " Jane Austen fans will hate me for this, and I understand, but I hated and loved this book. I loved the compassion the author has for her characters. She appreciates and likes everyone. Maria, Mary, Henry, even Mr. Yates. And i love that about her. She writes with such compassion and understanding. I also am impressed with the way the author can show men and women fall in love with people who are not right for them and be completely blind to what all of their friends and family see. But what i cannot forgive, no matter how i look at it, is Fanny Price. If there is a literary hell in the afterlife where authors are sent for completely misrepresenting their characters, and where no doubt Anna Karenina is shooting a hunting rifle at a cowering Tolstoy, Fanny and Jane are fighting and Fanny is choking Jane out. Despite being unfailingly polite, understanding, empathetic and loving, she is perhaps the most unlikeable character in all of literature, with the exception of the straight villains like Richard III and Iago. Fanny seems to have lost her way in a medieval mystery play and wound up in early nineteenth century England. She is cipher, a figure, meant to decode the way the ruling ideology should decide her fate. I hated her for her willing submission, for her unfailing loyalty to the people who so thoroughly downtrod her and tried to destroy whatever minimal self esteem she may have salvaged. When i read 19th century novels i like to update them in my imagination. A member of my book club said it best: Fanny would be strung out on prozac or some other anti depressant, probably a chain smoker, and hating her wealthy, meanspirited family. "

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