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Mansfield Park

An Annotated Edition

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674058101

Publication Date: 10/31/2016


544 pages

9 x 9-1/2 inches

120 color illustrations

Belknap Press


Belknap’s recently released annotated Mansfield Park, edited by [Deidre Shauna] Lynch, is a 532-page, colour-illustrated tour de force.—Devoney Looser, The Times Literary Supplement

Lynch here makes Austen’s most divisive novel accessible, intriguing, and beautiful. She strikes a deft balance between information and analysis in her notes and with supporting documents that lend historical depth to the edition, while also linking the narrative to popular culture… With this edition, readers will want to stay with these characters for as long as possible.—Emily Bowles, Library Journal (starred review)

This is a coffee-table book that folks—Austen fans in particular—will actually read.—Laurie Hertzel, The Star Tribune [Minneapolis, MN]

Deidre Lynch’s edition of Mansfield Park weaves critical debate into an engaging argument about the subtlety and complexity of Fanny Price’s character. The annotations are unfailingly lucid and succinct, calculated to stimulate both imagination and thought.—Patricia Meyer Spacks, University of Virginia

Austenites will want to own this edition of Mansfield Park because they have previously been frustrated or maddened by the novel, and because they want to understand how and why to like it, how to get more out of it, how to comprehend its place within Austen’s oeuvre. We are all lucky to find a scholar and critic of Deidre Lynch’s caliber as an editor and guide.—Katie Trumpener, Yale University

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