Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
by: Jane Austen
I know when readers are asked, “What’s your favorite Jane Austen novel?”, most respond with Pride and Prejudice or Emma or Northanger Abbey. Those are all excellent novels, but my favorite is Mansfield Park. I absolutely adore this story. It is one of the first books that stole my heart, broke it into a million pieces, and then attempted to put it back together again piece by broken piece. I’ve not ever felt so heartbroken for a fictional character as I did for Fanny Price. When she gets her happily ever after tears streamed down my face. If you have not read Mansfield Park, I highly recommend that you do soon. This is not a book you want to miss.
About the Book
“We have all been more or less to blame … every one of us, excepting Fanny.”
Taken from the poverty of her parents’ home, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with only her cousin Edmund as an ally. When Fanny’s uncle is absent in Antigua, Mary Crawford and her brother Henry arrive in the neighborhood, bringing with them London glamour and a reckless taste for flirtation.
As her female cousins vie for Henry’s attention, and even Edmund falls for Mary’s dazzling charms, only Fanny remains doubtful about the Crawfords’ influence and finds herself more isolated than ever. A subtle examination of social position and moral integrity, Mansfield Park is one of Jane Austen’s most profound works.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!
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