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Mansfield Park (AmazonClassics Edition)

Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
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After her impoverished family sends her to live with her wealthy aunt and uncle at opulent Mansfield Park, Fanny Price finds her life forever changed by the aristocratic Bertrams and the city-dwelling Crawford siblings. But is it for the better? While the others seem content to abandon what’s right to further their own interests, Fanny decides to hold true to her heart - a choice that will make or break her future.

Mansfield Park is largely considered to be one of Jane Austen’s most ambitious novels, a darkly satirical glimpse into morality and social mobility within the nineteenth-century British class system.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as Mansfield Park, this edition of Mansfield Park (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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A Great Reader Opens Missed Depths of Great Novel

In Mansfield Park, Fanny Price, the heroine, enters the novel a child; by the end of the tale she is still only a very young woman. Yet, of the many times over a lifetime that I have read Mansfield Park, I never came to realize how much the youth of the heroine influences her perceptions of the situations. Mary Jane Wells captures this spirit of youth-- the naivete, the emotionality, and the sense of peering into an unfathomable adult world. A Mary Jane Wells narration reminds me of listening to a very good girlfriend retelling a great day of adventures and humor.

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 06-02-19

Sometimes you just have to stay the course.

Although written many years hence, this story translates to modern times, without much adjustments. Language and topics discussed, tech gadgets to newspapers, but overall, the basic story would be the same.
A young cousin brought into a wealthy family, perhaps accepted, but who has already experienced hardship, is more likely to be able to see what others do not.
The foibles of human nature, which although tries to run a certain course, often returns to bad behavior and excesses, if they are placed in situations where they are tempted.
The narrator does a fantastic job, enhancing a story, with the various characters vocalizations.