To judge this book only in comparison to Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility is unjust to Jane Austen. In Mansfield Park, Austen creates an extremely timid, shy, but highly moral character, then places her in a situation in which she must make a choice: either stick to her principles or face social pressure and denunciation. I found witnessing Fanny’s development and the novel’s outcome to be a rare treat.
(Fanny Price’s image is by Flominowa)
Mansfield Park- Fanny Price by Flominowa