Mansfield Park Madness at Austenprose August 15-31
Seventeen days of seventeen great give-aways
and Fanny too!
Welcome Janeites and classic literature fans. I am pleased to announce that Austenprose will be hosting a seventeen day event in celebration and re-discovery of Jane Austen’s most complex and often misunderstood novel Mansfield Park. Please join us on our daily journey of discovery as we investigate and discuss the text, movie adaptations and sequels. Here are a few highlights of what will be featured.
Mansfield Park Book Editions
Current versions of the text in print published by Broadview Press (2001), Norton Critical Edition (1998), Oxford World’s Classics (2008) and Oxford Illustrated Editon (1988), Cambridge University Press (2005), Penguin Classics (2003) and Barnes & Noble Classics (2005) book editions, and the Naxos unabridged audio version (2007).
Mansfield Park Movie Adaptations
1983: staring Sylvestra Le Trouzel and Nicholas Farrell
1999: staring Frances O’Conner and Johnny Lee Miller
2007: staring Billie Piper and Blake Ritson
Metropolitan 1990: written and directed by Whit Stillman, staring Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman
Mansfield Park Book Sequels
Edmund Bertram’s Diary, by Amanda Grange
Mansfield Park Revisited, by Joan Aiken
The Matters at Mansfield: or The Crawford Affair, by Carrie Bebris
Central Park, Debra W. Smith
17 Great Give-aways
Don’t miss your chance to win a free copy of the 17 items that are featured over the 17 day event. Many of the novel editions, all of the movies, and all of the sequels discussed will be offered in drawings from comments left between August 15-30. Winners announced on August 31.
Please join us – because gentle Fanny has requested your attendance and does not want to be viewed as insipid any longer!
Cheers, Laurel Ann
Day 1 – Aug 15 MP Madness introduction
Day 2 – Aug 16 MP novel discussion chapters 1-8
Day 3 – Aug 17 MP 1983 movie review and discussion
Day 4 – Aug 18 MP Naxos (Juliet Stevenson) audio review
Beautiful Mansfield Park Madness banner by the handsome, clever and rich in heart Kali Pappas at Strangegirl Designs
Oh how fun!!! I pop in here often to see your site. I truly enjoy reading it as I am a HUGE Jane Austen fan…thus the name of my blog.
Thanks for posting about this exciting event. I’ll be sure and come back to visit again. Have a wonderful day!
Hi, I’ve just re-read Mansfield Park and enjoyed it just as much as the first time I read it, over twenty years ago. Also, I have a soft spot for Henry Crawford!
I love all of Jane Austen’s novels and her minor and unfinished works but MP is probably my least appreciated. I am really looking forward to Mansfield Park Madness to help improve my outlook and understanding on her most complex novel!