Murder at Mansfield Park: A Novel
"Nobody, I believe, has ever found it possible to like the heroine of Mansfield Park." --Lionel Trilling
In this ingenious new twist on Mansfield Park, the famously meek Fanny Price--whom Jane Austen's own mother called "insipid"--has been utterly transformed; she is now a rich heiress who is spoiled, condescending, and generally hated throughout the county. Mary Crawford, on the other hand, is now as good as Fanny is bad, and suffers great indignities at the hands of her vindictive neighbor. It's only after Fanny is murdered on the grounds of Mansfield Park that Mary comes into her own, teaming-up with a thief-taker from London to solve the crime.
Featuring genuine Austen characters--the same characters, and the same episodes, but each with a new twist--MURDER AT MANSFIELD PARK is a brilliantly entertaining novel that offers Jane Austen fans an engaging new heroine and story to read again and again.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JanAyres - LibraryThing
A weird idea: take an established location, a well defined set of characters and then change everything. Eg Fanny Price has become an heiress and a thoroughly nasty piece of work. The story might have worked in a different setting but this mauling of well known and loved characters did not work. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - NancyNo5 - LibraryThing
First let me say that I did not read Mansfield Park so I did not go in to this book with any preconceived notions of who the characters are or should be. Many reviewers have said that the book is, and ... Read full review
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