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Mansfield Park (Vintage Classics Austen Series)
Mansfield Park (Vintage Classics Austen Series) | Jane Austen
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY AMANDA VICKERY The Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D. James and Andrew Motion. 'The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal' Virginia Woolf Fanny Price's rich relatives offer her a place in their home so that she can be properly brought up. However, Fanny's childhood is a lonely one as she is never allowed to forget her position. Her only ally is her cousin Edmund. When her cousins befriend two glamorous new young people who have arrived in the area, Henry and Mary Crawford, Edmund starts to grow close to Mary and Fanny finds herself dealing with feelings she has never experienced before.
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Branwen
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This is my favorite classic if all time as well as my favorite Jane Austen book! 📚💕

#gratefulread #classicyouenjoyed @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Great editions! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💗📚 2w
Emilymdxn It‘s my fave Jane Austen too!!! SO frequently overlooked idk why so many people don‘t like it. I love hearing from other people who love it as much as I do! 2w
Branwen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 Thank you! 🤗💕 @Emilymdxn REALLY?!?! Omg that makes me so happy that it's your favorite too! Nobody else seems to like it and it drives me crazy! 😂🤣 I can't figure out why! It's so fantastic! 2w
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Rupi
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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Book #41

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bookandbedandtea
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But Mamma, I don't particularly want to dance with Edmund Bertram. *stomps foot a la Lydia Bennet.

BiblioLitten I broke up with Colonel Fitzwilliam because I wanted to. Oh well! 🤷🏻‍♀️😁 4mo
LiteraryinLititz Ha! I especially like the reasons why/shirt colors. Some of them are hilarious! 4mo
bookandbedandtea @BiblioLitten Poor Colonel Fitzwilliam! I quite like him. 4mo
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bookandbedandtea @LiteraryinLititz Oh yes! Mine was rather mundane but some of those are very funny. 4mo
wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 I had an affair with Mr. Wickham because it‘s the latest fashion. 🤣 4mo
Jillylovesbooks I married Captain Wentworth because he insulted my needlework. 😂 4mo
bookandbedandtea @Jillylovesbooks Any excuse to marry the Captain! 4mo
VictoriaHarris001 I married Mr Rushworth because he has his own barouche. Now I just seem like a gold digger... 3mo
bookandbedandtea @VictoriaHarris001 If one were gold digging one could hardly do better than Mr Rushworth! But then one would actually have to live with him. 😵 3mo
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Cammaso
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen

“Let him have all the perfections in the world, I think it ought not to be set down as certain that a man must be acceptable to every woman he may happen to like himself.” YOU TELL HIM, FANNY

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Pickpick

Still my favourite Austen. I never reread but returning to this one after about 10 years has made me feel I should try rereading more often. Fanny annoys a lot of people but I love how steadfast and true to herself she is, she knows what she feels is right and never departs from it even when it would be easier to change for other people. I also find the whole supporting cast hilarious - Mrs Norris and Lady Bertram 😂 I need to rewatch the film

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I‘m SO excited to reread this. I haven‘t opened it since I was 14 but it‘s always been my favourite Austen (unpopular opinion but I won‘t back down). I never reread books tbh but I want to make an effort to get into it when it‘s classic novels that I know have more to say to me than I grasped the first time.

AbigailDays I read this one while riding trains all over Europe! I love Austen's works. 5mo
cosmicbutton I‘m not one for revisiting books, but I like your reasoning for doing so in this case. There are so many books that carry me away, that I miss so much nuance, so I might have to follow that advice! Also, Jane Austen is pretty much the best-another valid reason to reread. :D 5mo
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Caterina
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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What a pleasant surprise to spot 4 friends while reading! 💕 I've given up on working out today, which is very disappointing as I won't meet my original #BFC weekly goal... But it did take a week that included injury, the YMCA closing for the holiday, an overnight visit from a friend, and a stomach bug to stop me reaching that goal. Instead I'll try to finish a book today before check-in! #BookFitnessChallenge #BFCr2 #BookNerdHerd @wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN Cute friends. You're doing great 👏🏻 5mo
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Caterina
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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It's almost 11:30 AM, and I've managed some water and saltine crackers. Very bummed out to be feeling so poorly when I was so looking forward to a morning run, weights, and time for spiritual practice, but thankful that I can spare the time to rest in bed and read a good book. Hopefully this sickness will pass quickly! 🤞

TheLibrarian Feel better soon! 5mo
Lcsmcat Feel better! 5mo
TheEllieMo Hope you feel better soon 5mo
Jas16 I hope you feel better soon 5mo
AbigailDays I'm sorry you feel so ill, but I just have to comment on how beautiful your book is! Feel better soon! 5mo
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Caterina
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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I woke up at 3 AM with severe nausea and stomachache, and I've been taking chewable Pepto Bismol ever since. It's now 8:30 AM and I'm still in bed feeling sick. Not sure if I can run today or do weights... but at least I have a good book! #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC #BFCr2 #BookNerdHerd @wanderinglynn #MakeMeReadIt

DGRachel Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! 5mo
SaraFair How do you read with nausea?? 🤢 My old remedy is crackers and Sprite. Feel better! 5mo
dariazeoli Hope you feel better soon! 5mo
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TheSpineView That's awful! Hope you get better soon! 5mo
wanderinglynn I hope you feel better soon. 💚 5mo
BookwormAHN It's okay to take a day off. I hope you feel better 💐 5mo
Megabooks I am so sorry! I hope you‘re feeling better now! 💗💗 5mo
mhillis That‘s too bad! Take care💕 5mo
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Caterina
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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Long, great day with my childhood best friend visiting! We hiked, we kayaked (which apparently doesn't count for Fitbit active minutes), we had a great time. 😊 Now she's back in South Carolina and I'm settled into bed with a good book! I plan on running in the morning and doing weights at the YMCA with my mom, but no long walks - I'll be rooting on the #LitsyWalkathon-ers from the sidelines! 🎉 #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC #BFCr2 #BookNerdHerd

Clwojick You can still add a weight lifting goal or something along those lines for the #LitsyWalkathon if you like. Any fitness goal counts! 💪🏻♥️ 5mo
BookwormAHN Sounds like a great day 🌼 5mo
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Caterina
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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Bedtime reading 💕 I'm reading too many books at once already but #MakeMeReadIt has given me an excuse to start one more! 😂 (Plus, this one is fun and light, unlike my other print and ebook reads at the moment!) #readathon

Scochrane26 This one is my least favorite Jane Austen, but they‘re all good. (edited) 5mo
Caterina @Scochrane26 It's the only one I haven't read yet, which is why I decided to throw it into my MakeMeReadIt pile. I was surprised when it got so many votes! I thought it wasn't as beloved. So far it's so nice just to be reading some Jane Austen though, she's been a favorite of mine since middle school. 😊 5mo
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Caterina
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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The votes are in for the #MakeMeReadIt #Readathon! 🎉 I'll be starting Mansfield Park very soon! For the sets of ties, I'll decide when I get to them what order to read them in. I'm very excited about An Orchestra of Minorities, which is near the bottom of the list (thanks @Emilymdxn for voting for it 😘), so I'll try to at least read until I get to it! I'm moving to California on July 31 and not taking any books with me... Let's get reading!!

Emilymdxn Lol just me! I still back it though it‘s an incredible book even if it‘s just me! 5mo
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Caterina
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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I'm reposting my #MakeMeReadIt #readathon stack for July in hopes of getting a few more votes before July 1st! Thank you SO much to those of you who already voted. 💕

Just comment with a book (or two, I'm a softie and will accept multiple books from one person 😘) in the above list! I'm going to read them in the order of the most votes to the least, and as you can see from the results so far, Mansfield Park is in the lead!

@TheReadingMermaid

jb72 I haven‘t read any of those but my vote is for Mansfield Park. I was just going to repost my stack too for a few more votes. 5mo
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Lcsmcat I‘ll vote for Fruit of the Drunken Tree, because it needs to move up your TBR. 5mo
BarbaraJean There are so many in that list that I want to read! I‘m voting for An American Marriage (again?!) because it‘s currently second in my own #makemereadit voting, but also How Long Till Black Future Month because N.K. Jemisin—😍 But I do love Mansfield Park... 5mo
collegecatlady An American Marriage and American War! 5mo
mhillis There are so many good books here! It‘s hard to decide!! 5mo
Lindy You've got some great books on this list! My vote goes to American War. 5mo
Hestapleton OMG THIS TIMES ONE MILLION 5mo
batsy Lolly Willowes! 5mo
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cdreincarnate
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I continue to love this book as much as ever. No one creates characters or makes fun of them as gently as Austen. This is probably her most subtle book, and I‘m so glad I have the Bonnets at Dawn Facebook group to discuss it with me and make me think about it in new ways.

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ravenlee
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Pickpick

Finished this yesterday! Not my favorite JA, but still good. I have bow read all six of her novels!

I found Fanny difficult to embrace until more than halfway through, but she‘s definitely the best of the bunch.

#12 for #14books14weeks and checking off a couple prompts for summer reading challenges, plus working ahead for family JA book club by email.

Tamra I‘m currently listening to this one. 😄 5mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy Classic 😊 5mo
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Andrea313
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Eggs Beautiful! 5mo
BooknerdsLife 💜🍇💜🍇 5mo
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ravenlee
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I‘ve never encountered the phrase “knocked up” to mean exhausted, so I must admit to a little confusion every time I see it. And it‘s in here a lot. Poor Fanny, always getting knocked up.

LibrarianRyan 😂 😁 😅 5mo
Megabooks 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s awesome. I get confused sometimes when I read Brit books and they mention biscuits. Something very different comes to my mind than cookies when I see that word! 5mo
ravenlee @Hooked_on_books I mostly do ok with modern Briticisms, due in large part to having a Cornish brother-in-law and sister who lived in the UK for several years. But this one was new to me! 5mo
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ravenlee

“‘Selfishness must always be forgiven, you know, because there is no hope of a cure.‘”

Steam is coming out my ears at this.

jenniferw88 Ugh Mrs Norris - she's almost as bad as Umbridge! 5mo
ravenlee @jenniferw88 This came from Mary Crawford, but Mrs. Norris is the worst! (edited) 5mo
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cdreincarnate
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This audiobook won‘t tell me who the narrator is, so I‘m choosing to believe it‘s the ghost of Jane Austen herself reading her own work to me.

Palimpsest 😊 6mo
RaimeyGallant lol, I also choose to believe this. 6mo
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cdreincarnate
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Truth.

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Reveurs
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📚 Edmund
📺 Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist
🎬 Eggsy - Kingsman

#whatsinanamewednesday
#mannersmakeththeman

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shelbyy
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Pickpick

As usual Austen amazes me 💕

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💗 7mo
Nute Very pretty photo! 7mo
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EmilieGR
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
Mehso-so

My least favorite Austen by far

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Reviewsbylola
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You #takethelongwayhome when you travel by horse and buggy, which is why Austen‘s novels always include months long visits with family and friends.

I‘d love to know what everyone‘s least favorite Austen is. Mine is S&S so it will be the next one of hers I reread I think. I‘m hoping it was just a timing issue and I love it the second time around.

#anglophileapril

vumblereads Hello 😃 what editions are these? 7mo
merelybookish Good question! It's been a while but when I was younger Northanger Abbey was my least favourite. But I might feel differently now. 7mo
mdm139 Emma 7mo
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emtobiasz My least favorite is Emma. Still have never made it all the way through... 7mo
vivastory I've only read Emma & Northanger Abbey. I loved them both, but actually liked Northanger a bit more. I'm definitely due for another. 7mo
batsy Didn't care much for S&S in the past but it's currently my fave 🙂 Least favourite is probably Mansfield Park, but it's a long time since I read it (long by my Austen reread standards 😆) so I might change my mind if I read it now... 7mo
Reviewsbylola They‘re Word Clouds. I think I bought them from Juniper Books but you can find them a lot of places. @vumblereads 7mo
Jas16 My least favorite by far is Mansfield Park. 7mo
cobwebmoth Emma is my least favorite. 7mo
EmilyM My least favorite is Northanger Abbey. 7mo
Palindrome Northanger Abbey is my least re-read, so I suppose that qualifies it as least favorite. Favorite has evolved over time: as years pass, increasingly drawn to Persuasion. 7mo
Daisey I‘ve yet to read Mansfield Park, but so far Emma is my least favorite. S & S was a struggle the first time several years ago, but I appreciated it so much more when I reread it last year. 7mo
TaciturnWhenReading Mansfield Park - Definitely my least favorite. 7mo
sammisho Poor Emma gets so much hate. When I did the Austen readalong last year, I was s surprised by that! My least favorite is S&S, I have only reread it twice, all the others several times. 7mo
emilyhaldi Lots of strong opinions here!! I haven‘t read S&S or Emma so I feel very out of the loop😆 But as you know, Mansfield Park was a bit tough for me 🤔 7mo
Slajaunie Never read Austen. 🙄 (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen I‘ve only read P&P and truthfully I enjoyed all the reimaginings more 😬🙄 like this one (edited) 7mo
BarbaraBB My least favorite was Emma which I read the most recently. S&S was the first I read (and loved) so it may be time for a reread. I just don‘t have the time 😂 7mo
ravenlee Emma, but I‘m due for a reread. It‘s the only one I had to read for a class, so that could have something to do with it. I haven‘t read Mansfield Park, but it‘s in my soon stack. 7mo
Mdargusch I‘m jealous of your book collection. 😻😻😻 7mo
DGRachel I have these editions! S&S is my least favorite, too. But I'm not real fond of Emma, either. 7mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.”

#springintoreading #forgive

Mdargusch Wonderful quote! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 8mo
BooknerdsLife Love the quote! 8mo
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shelbyy
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Ozzy being cute 😍

Slajaunie He is cute! 8mo
Tamra 💙 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 So cute!! 8mo
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shelbyy
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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My reading partner this morning ❤️

Tadams4 Beautiful cat! 8mo
shelbyy @Tadams4 she sure is ☺️ 8mo
AmyG What a pretty girl. 8mo
wanderinglynn What a beauty! ❤️🐱 8mo
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GripLitGrl
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#QuotsyApr19 #sibling @TK-421
Since i have two younger brothers this was always my fave sibling quote 😄😄

batsy I have two older ones and this is the truth 😂 8mo
GripLitGrl @batsy it definitely is 😂😂😉 8mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Pickpick

I enjoyed rereading “Mansfield Park” for the
#ArdentlyAustenBookClub

I first read it in 2013. It was good to revisit the well drawn characters of this cautionary tale.

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sarahjane1077
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LitDrivenGirl
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Panpan

I started this book in 2013 or maybe 2012? It makes much more sense now why I never finished it. Although miraculously I now can say I finished it! I picked it back up for the shop's book club and because of my reading system selection was to finish a book I had put down. I'm still amazed I finished reading this story. This has also taught me I no longer will be ashamed of not wholeheartedly loving Jane Austen's writing.
Continued in comments...

LitDrivenGirl Try... I don't.

My review/criticism/essay/what have you, ended up much longer than I anticipated. If you are up for a long read, unpopular opinion, maybe a laugh, and you don't mind clicking off Litsy... here's my full review: https://madmadelyne.tumblr.com/post/183849037871/patricia-rozema-made-jane-auste... "Patricia Rozema Made Jane Austen SEXY"
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Dandelo

Boy, I have been in such a slump with reading. I started three books and can't seem to finish any of them. :/

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Reviewsbylola
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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Fanny Price has certainly got a #heartofgold. It‘s impossible not to root for her as you read through Mansfield Park. This happens to be my favorite Austen, so I plan to reread it at some point.

#marchintothe70s

BarbaraBB Great pic 💜💜 9mo
Cinfhen Love the graphics ❤️ 9mo
gradcat Is this the cover? It‘s so lovely 💕❤️🥰 9mo
Reviewsbylola @gradcat It was from an article that featured different artistic interpretations inspired by MP. I want to say the article was from The Guardian but I can't remember. 9mo
gradcat The Guardian & The New Yorker have great illustrations ❤️ 9mo
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LaLecture
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New baby for my Austen collection 💙
Also #currentlyreading

It‘s a reread and so far I enjoy it much more than the first time. It was my least favourite Austen so far 😅.

Linsy Love that cover! 💛 9mo
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LitDrivenGirl
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Our theme for our very first book club is Jane Austen and we meet next week. My friend Heather is reading Mansfield Park for the first time because it is one of the few she hasn't read yet. This question came up at Knitting Night and we couldn't stop laughing. Makes even more excited about our, hopefully, unconventional book club meet next week! 😊😂 #janeausten

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shelbyy
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The best way to start my morning 💛

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Dandelo
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Sick day reading~

Crazeedi Feel better soon!🌷🌷 9mo
Dandelo Oh, thank you! 9mo
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Dandelo
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#marchtbr

I swear, this is the last month I indulge my Regency obsession. D: Next month I'll be reading about other things!

Deifio Quite an obsession you have there 😘 I used to read an watch Pride and Prejudice everytime I was sick or feeling blue. Some real comfort food! 😍😄 9mo
Dandelo @Deifio You have no idea. @_@ 9mo
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Leniverse
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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#CharactersLikeAlice day 6
For the #duchess I nominate Mrs Norris (boo hiss) from Mansfield Park. She is mean and has highly questionable notions on child rearing, but fawns on anyone with wealth and influence.

@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻🤓 9mo
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nitalibrarian
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😂 Sure, the Austen hero I find least interesting.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/the-last-post

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Lola
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OMG, Mrs. Norris is such is b*%#!h!!!!!!

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ABookAbroad

About halfway through! The monotony is getting a bit better, but I really wish I could root for the heroine... She's just SO BORING!

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Lola
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Seems fitting to spend Jane Austen‘s birthday reading this book. I saw a theater production of MP last night so it‘s interesting to see the differences in the stage adaptation. I needed to take a few notes at the beginning to get the family straight. Why doesn‘t Miss Ward have a first name? 🤔 And her married name of Mrs Norris keeps pulling me out of the story and into Harry Potter land. Thankfully Severus has been mentioned only once (so far🙃)

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Branwen
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Happy Birthday, Jane Austen! 🎉🎈🎂 Thank you for your wonderful stories and characters that have made so very many people happy! 💕📚

Ps... also thank you for Mr. Darcy. 😉

EleniKara Honestly the biggest thanks for Mr. Darcy 💕 😂 also beautiful collection! 12mo
saresmoore Beautiful! 12mo
Branwen @EleniKara Omg, right?!?!?! Mr. Darcy is such a dream! 😍 Also thank you! @saresmoore Thank you, friend! 🤗💕 12mo
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TaciturnWhenReading
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Yay! Seeing this tonight! #theater #janeausten

CrowCAH Oh wow! I didn‘t know it was a play! Enjoy; Austen‘s works are the best! 12mo
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Pickpick

Apparently people don't like the heroine in this one - I had no problems with her.

Took me a while to get all the various Mrs. "husband's last name"'s straight.

Emilymdxn I love the heroine too, Mansfield Park is my favourite Austen 13mo
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