"She thinks of nothing but the Isle of Wight, and she calls it the Island"
The Isle of Wight
is an island off the coast of Hampshire in southern England. It is separated from the mainland by a stretch of sea known as the Solent. Today, it is accessible by ferry from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington. The distance between Portsmouth (Fanny Price's home town in Mansfield Park
) and the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight is 5 miles.