Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction , set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.
Mansfield Park is one of Jane Austen's most profound works. The novel narrates about Fanny Price. She is a young girl from a poor family, raised by her rich uncle and aunt, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram, at Mansfield Park. She grows up with her four cousins, Tom Bertram, Edmund Bertram, Maria Bertram and Julia, but is always treated as inferior to them; only Edmund Bertram shows real kindness. He is also the most well-natured of the siblings: Maria and Julia are conceited and spoiled, while Tom is an irresponsible gambler. Over time, Fanny’s gratitude for Edmund’s kindness secretly grows into romantic love. This novel shows a subtle examination of social position and moral frankness.