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.
Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not...
Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.
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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But after a while she finds that beneath this goodly exterior, all is vanity, the flattery which once charmed her soul, now grates harshly upon her ear; the ball-room has lost its charms; and with wasted health and imbittered heart, she turns away with the conviction that earthly pleasures cannot satisfy the longings of the soul!