“Mansfield Park” is a tale penned by Jane Austen in the early 1800s. It is the story of a young girl named Fanny who is sent off to live with her wealthy relatives and their property Mansfield Park. The novel recounts the trials and suffering that Fanny must live through during her time at the Park when always compared to her privileged, educated cousins. Her only friend, Edmund (one of her cousins) begins to fall in love with a lady from a newly arrived family. Poor Fanny feels more alone than ever.
It is a classic and an enjoyable read. Austen’s famous humour can be found throughout, clever wit and amusing titbits. I would give this tale a four out of five stars as while it is well written and timeless it does not make the reader giggle or cry half as much as Austen’s other tales. ****