Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Source: Review Copy from Author
What a novel experience it is to read a variation for Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park! What happens in a Mansfield Park variation? Is it like a Pride and Prejudice variation – do Fanny and Edmund still end up together (just traveling a different path)? Or does the author shake things up a little more?
In Lona Manning’s contemplative and inventive variation she poses the questions:
- What if “a contrary wind” delayed Sit Thomas’s return to Mansfield Park by a few weeks?
- What if the rehearsals of Lover’s Vows continued unimpeded?
- What if Fanny was tired of being told she was an ungrateful burden to the Bertram family and decided to take control of her own future?