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Mansfield Park

26 Mar

For my book club I reread Mansfield Park (Norton Critical Editions).

And again I enjoyed the language and insights Austen offers. This story is quite different as the main character is meek and doesn’t have the spunk that Elizabeth Bennet or Emma Woodhouse have. Still she’s an interesting character. Also, the last chapters are considerably darker as Austen planned and the ending is so abrupt, but if you’re going to be an Austen devotee, you should read Mansfield Park. If you don’t like Austen, you might like this one, though if you don’t like 19th century writing, this won’t be for you.

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