Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park” was published in 1814 and represents arguably the most controversial of her novels. The story revolves around Fanny Price and chronicles her life from childhood to marriage. The novel raises many questions, including whether the heroine is appalling or appealing, whether Austen a traditionalist or a feminist, if Mansfield Park is simplistic or ironic, and more. This fantastic example of classic English literature is highly recommended for all lovers of the novel form, and it is not to be missed by those who have read and enjoyed other works by this author. Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) was an English author known primarily for her novels, which critique the 18th century English upper classes and contemporary novels of sensibility. Her use of irony coupled with biting social commentary and realism have led to her wide acclaim amongst scholars and critics, her work contributing to the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Other notable works by this author include: “Sense and Sensibility” (1811), “Pride and Prejudice” (1813), and “Emma” (1816). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.