by Jane Austen
In BriefWhen Fanny Price is taken in by wealthy relations at an early age, she finds herself an outsider in a world of privilege. In the magnificent surroundings of Mansfield Park, her developing love for cousin Edmund seems sure to be disappointed. But as her relatives and their decadent friends indulge in flirtation and reckless entertainments, Fanny's good judgement and virtue come to be ever more important.
Why you should read itA sensitive love story set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and growing British colonialism, Mansfield Park offers an extraordinary insight into the domestic and social lives of pre-Regency landed gentry, and a unique slant on key historical events.