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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
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May 17, 09

bookshelves: college
Read in November, 2001

A little boring. Okay, a lot boring. The fact that they made a movie out of this where they only kept the characters' names the same should tell you something.

Nabokov taught this novel for his Cornell class. He didn't even like Austen (he was pretty misogynistic in general towards women authors) but he was convinced to teach it. Why he chose this particular Austen novel is beyond me, because he could have had some incredible things to say about Pride & Prejudice or Sense & Sensibility, and I would have been intrigued to hear what he had to say, as I pretty much share with him the little more disdain than I would like to admit towards these "women's" titles.
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