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When the self-effacing 10-year-old Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy relations at Mansfield Park she seems shy and withdrawn beside her witty and vivacious cousins. Growing up in the Bertram household, she is always treated as an inferior, only finding an ally in her cousin Edmund. But Fanny's steadfast and purposeful character eventually makes her an indispensable part of the household. During the absence of Fanny's uncle, the others become entangled in a maze of flirtation and intrigue upon the arrival of Mary Crawford and her brother Henry. It is only Fanny whose deep but secret love for Edmund remains true despite his fascination with her brilliant but frivolous cousin Mary.

The most serious of Austen's novels due to its discussion of religion and religious duty, Mansfield Park also offers a subtle examination of social position and moral integrity, making it one of Austen's most profound works.

Many adaptations of the novel have been released including the 1999 film starring Frances O'Connor and Jonny Lee Miller, and ITV1's 2007 film starring Billie Piper.

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels which focused on the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her plots often explore women's dependence on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security.

Narrator Biography

Frances's theatre credits include Madame Rubinstein [Park Theatre], The School for Scandal [Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York], What The Butler Saw [Mark Taper Forum, LA], Julius Caesar [Donmar], Les Parents Terribles [Donmar], That Face [Crucible, Sheffield], 2010 Nomination for TMA Theatre Award in the Best Performance in a Play category, Afterplay [Kings, Edinburgh / Gate, Dublin], Madame De Sade [Donmar/Wyndhams], and King Lear [RSC]. Her numerous television credits include Father Brown, Medici: Masters of Florence, Mapp and Lucia, Psychobitches, The Spa, a new regular in the series Silk, several episodes of Doctor Who, Midsomer Murders and A Passionate Woman. Her film credits include The Escape; The Bookshop; Blue Iguana; Film Stars don't Die in Liverpool; El Elegido (The Chosen) and Mr. Holmes.

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