Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

About the Writer

Portrait of Jane Austen (c. 1810). Watercolor and pencil. By Cassandra Austen (1773-1845).
1775 - 1817

Jane Austen was a romantic novelist whose works are some of the most widely read in English literature. While not prolific, Austen's best know works include the beloved novels Pride and Prejudice and Emma that have each inspired many film adaptations. Her plots feature themes of love and marriage, highlighting the role women in the early 19th century and their need to secure position through a marital alliance.

About the Book

Jane Austen's third novel, Mansfield Park follows young Fanny Price as she takes her place as the indigent relation in her wealthy uncle's house. Fanny attempts to find her place in the world, despite the constant marginalization by her rich family members.

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