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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
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really liked it
bookshelves: 30-before-30, audio-books, classics

I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much. I have't read any Jane Austen since High School, and that experience didn't leave me with any happy memories of her writing. But more than 10 years have passed so it was time to tackle the literary great, with my expectations tempered by the understanding the Mansfield Park appears to be the least popular of her novels with modern readers.

Yes, it was incredibly slow, and the main character Fanny is about as interesting and exciting as a dish rag, but there was something about the writing and all the characters that drew me in to the world of Mansfield Park. My enjoyment of this book benefited hugely from listening to the audiobook version which had an excellent narrator.
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Reading Progress

November 5, 2018 – Shelved
November 5, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
November 5, 2018 – Shelved as: 30-before-30
December 10, 2018 – Started Reading
December 10, 2018 – Shelved as: audio-books
December 10, 2018 – Shelved as: classics
December 11, 2018 –
8.0%
December 11, 2018 –
10.0% "This book so far is about: 1. Who has what amount of money 2. Who will marry who."
December 13, 2018 –
39.0% "Though Fanny is truly dull, the drama around putting on a play is quite hilarious. I'm enjoying this far more than I thought I would (which is admittedly not at all)"
December 18, 2018 –
60.0%
December 30, 2018 – Finished Reading

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