...but then i am unlike other people, i dare say.'
Fanny Price is ten years old when she is removed from the poverty of her parents house and sent to live with her aunt and her rich cousins at Mansfield Park. Never allowed to forget her humble origins, Fanny grows up in the Mansfield household with no allies except for Edmund, her aunts youngest son and even though she comes to possess that rare beauty which is neither vain nor weak, grounded as it is in astuteness and intelligence, she is never loved nor acknowledged by those in Mansfield Park.
When the Crawford brother and sister duo arrive from London, however, to take up residence in the neighbourhood, they set in motion a series of romantic engagements within the Mansfield mansion that lead to scandal, heartbreak and much disrepute.
And in the midst of everything must stand Fanny, protecting herself and all that she holds dear, from the wily schemes of Henry Crawford who is more than a bit of a rogue, even as she guards her heart for Edmund.
About the Author
Jane Austen, born in December 1775 in Hampshire, England, is one of the most well-known and widely-read English novelists of all times. Janes fascination with words and with the world of stories, began quite early. Between 1811 to 1816, Jane started to anonymously publish her works. Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma were all published during this time.
Austen died in July 1817. It was only after her death that her identity was revealed to the public. Though her work had achieved a fair amount of fame and financial success while she was still alive, Austens transformation into one of the greatest writers in English history began only after her death. Today, Austens works have become an important part of popular culture.