First Impressions: Why All the Austen Haters Are Wrong

Ep 3: Mansfield Park, Part 1: The Best Novel Ever Published

December 30, 2015

In their third episode, Kristin and Maggie uncover the secret genius of Austen's complex and oft-misunderstood novel Mansfield Park. The girls discuss how the much-hated heroine of the novel, Fanny Price, is a victim of a Pygmalion tale gone awry. And Maggie is shocked to discover the secret sexual imagery amidst all that "dull" landscaping talk at Southerton. Are you a casual Pride and Prejudice lover? Get ready to discover your new favorite Austen novel! (Hint: it's Mansfield Park!)

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