Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in Steventon, Hampshire, England. Mansfield Park was published in July 1814, the third of four novels that she published before her death in Winchester on July 18, 1817, at the age of 41. The others are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), and Emma (1815). Two more novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published together posthumously in December 1817. Jane Austen has become one of the most widely read writers in English literature.
I am an admirer of Jane Austen’s works, and my favorite of these is Mansfield Park. My plan for this website is to post information related to the book, various quotes and links, as well as short compositions about the book—not necessarily finished essays, but simply my thoughts on the book—about once or twice a month.