Tutto è ordine e pace a Mansfield Park, la dimora di campagna che l’austero sir Thomas Bertram ha eletto a esempio visibile di un modello di vita improntato a riservatezza e onestà. Ma nel corso di una sua prolungata assenza, un clima di lassismo e di confusione morale si impadronisce della casa e dei suoi tre figli. Sarà la fragile e sofferente Fanny Price, parente povera dei Bertram ma stoica eroina fedele ai rigorosi principi etici dell’inflessibile capostipite, a diventare, da piccola borghese, l’erede e il sostegno della casata. Saga familiare in cui lo spirito della commedia cede a quello della moralità, il romanzo ha come tema centrale il conflitto tra stabilità e mutamento, ordine e caos, tradizione e innovazione, riflesso della crescente frattura tra campagna e città industriale, tra il vecchio mondo dell’aristocrazia rurale e la corruzione della capitale Londra.
- ISBN: 8811810124
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 520
I was astounded to find that many of the reviews on this site criticize this book for the main character, Fanny Price, & her timidity and morality. It is very different from Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility , whose smart, sensible heroines make the novels, but I actually enjoyed this boo Leggi tutto
Upping my rating from 3 stars to 4 on reread. Mansfield Park isn't as easy to love as most of Jane Austen's other novels, but it has a lot of insights to offer into the personalities, strengths and weaknesses of not just Fanny, but all of the other characters who live in and around Mansfield Park, a Leggi tutto
(This is usually the part where I offer abject apologies for my review's length, but I don't feel like it this time. It's long. Continued on the comments section. You have been duly notified.) Ah, Fanny Price. We meet again. Our previous meeting was…. How shall I say? Underwhelming. Unsatisfying. …La Leggi tutto
The impossible happened! I read something by Jane Austen and I didn’t give it five stars! What is the world coming to? I don’t even know who I am anymore. Though this was awfully dull. Austen has never be renowned for her fast moving plots, so I know what to expect when I go into one of her novels. Leggi tutto
Jane Austen's take on Cinderella! From the very first moment, the reader knows just as well as Fanny herself that she is meant to marry Edmund. But reader and heroine alike also know that by the social standards of Jane Austen, that is a Mission Impossible. Fanny is a true fairytale Cinderella, rai
3.5 Fanny is one of my favorite Jane Austen protagonists. She's often criticized for not being outspoken and fiesty like the other Austen leads, but Fanny has a quiet strength that I love. In the face of her manipulative and abusive family, she stays calm and strong and refuses to budge on what's in Leggi tutto
So thoroughly wonderful.
I hated Fanny Price. I'm supposed to like her because she has a deep appreciation for nature , understands her place in society , is happy to be useful to her betters , is pained to the point of tears when anyone other than Edmund pays any attention to her, is gratingly proper , and can't walk more than Leggi tutto
Fanny Price's mother had two sisters as beautiful as she, one married an affluent gentleman Sir Thomas Bertram, and everyone said this would enable her siblings, to do the same. Nevertheless little England hasn't enough rich men, to accommodate deserving ladies. Another married a respectable quiet c Leggi tutto
You can't see me right now but i'm rolling my eyes so hard i can see the back of my head.
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