When little Fanny Price arrives at Mansfield Park everything is so different that she can do little but be terrified and shy. We are told no one meant to be mean. Nobody meant to be unkind, but nobody put themselves out of their way to secure her comfort. Her aunts and uncle tried talking with … Continue reading Mansfield Monday–Friends or family?
Every time I start to read Mansfield Park, I can't help but wonder what a prequel to the story would be like. We do not meet Fanny for a few chapters, and the beginning of Chapter One reaches back thirty years to the marriage Miss Maria Ward to Sir Thomas Bertram. About thirty years ago … Continue reading Mansfield Monday– The Miss Wards