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Mansfield Park: (Classics hardcover)

Mansfield Park - Jane Austen Really more of a 2.5 but I'm gonna skew low on this because I just...Fanny Price. She feels so incredibly un-Austenian, as a main character, and beyond that I just sort of found her irritating. She's a wet blanket on any sort of fun anyone wants to have and seeing as she does NOTHING throughout the novel - seriously, she has no agency whatsoever - I just found myself not caring one whit about anything that happened to her or by extension the supporting characters. I could, were I still in college, write you one hell of a paper (even only having read 3 - ehhhh 3.5 - Austen novels) about how Fanny and by extension this book represents an anomaly in Austen's work and what that might mean... but I'm not in college anymore and so I can just safely shelve this book and say good riddance. Here's hoping this is the low water mark for Austen 2013.More (if you care) at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-JE