Your Invitation to Mansfield Park

Sarah Emsley

Mansfield Park You’re invited to a conversation about Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park !

When: from May 9 to December 31, 2014

Where: right here at

I really hope you’ll join us in celebrating 200 years of Austen’s masterpiece. More than forty wonderful people are writing guest posts about Mansfield Park for my blog this year, and I hope you’ll all participate in the discussion in the comments. With exactly one month to go before the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication, the countdown is on!

An Invitation to Mansfield Park

The party begins on Friday, May 9th, with Lyn Bennett’s thoughts on the first paragraph, followed in the next few weeks by Judith Thompson on Mrs. Norris and adoption, Jennie Duke on Fanny Price at age ten (“though there might not be much in her first appearance to captivate, there was, at least, nothing to disgust her relations”), Cheryl Kinney on Tom Bertram’s assessment of Dr. Grant’s health (“he…

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5 thoughts on “Your Invitation to Mansfield Park

    • So glad you saw this Christy! – Sarah will do a wonderful job with MP – and I agree with you – I love this book and another just finished re-read has brought so many new insights – I have largely decided that this is the book that Jane Austen wrote to just bring up the many controversial issues of the day, and really leaves the reader to go from there wherever discussion might lead them – there might even be room in there for some of Arnie’s “shadow stories” [but not all of them!]

      Thanks for stopping by Christy – will you be in Montreal??


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