Mansfield Park Fan Fiction

Mansfield Park may not have inspired quite such an impressive list of sequels and rewrites as Pride and Prejudice, but there is still  a very sizable number of such works.

MP fan fiction 4Mansfield Park Revisited: A Jane Austen Entertainment, by Joan Aiken

The Youngest Miss Ward, by Joan Aiken

Mansfield Park: An Alternative Ending, by Dorothy Allen and Ann Owen

Mansfield Letters: A Sequel to Mansfield Park, by Paula Atchia

Playfulness, by Helen Baker

The Matters at Mansfield: or The Crawford Affair, by Carrie Bebris

Old Friends and New Fancies: An Imaginary Sequel to the Novels of Jane Austen, by Sybil G. Brinton

Susan Price, or, Resolution, by Mrs. Francis Brown (Edith Hubback)

The Beresfords, by Christina Dudley

Ladysmead, by Jane Gillespie

The Reluctant Baronet, by Jane Gillespie

Mrs. Rushworth, by Victor Gordon

Edmund Bertram’s Diary, by Amanda Grange

Suddenly You, by Cecilia Gray

Mansfield Ranch, by Jenni James

My Jane Austen Summer: A Season in Mansfield Park, by Cindy S. Jones

The Trouble with Flirting, by Claire LaZebnik

A Contrary Wind: A Variation on Mansfield Park, by Lona Manning

Gambles and Gambols: A Visit with Old Friends (Based on Characters Created by Jane Austen), by “Memoir”

Mansfield Park and Mummies: Monster Mayhem, Matrimony, Ancient Curses, True Love, and Other Dire Delights, by Vera Nazarian

Revisit Mansfield Park: How Fanny Married Henry, by Sarah Ozcandarli

Whatever Love Is, by Rosie Rushton

Murder at Mansfield Park: A Novel, by Lynn Shepherd

Central Park, by Debra White Smith

Mansfield Park (Real Reads), by Gill Tavner

Miss Abigail’s Part or Version and Diversion, by Judith Terry

I have actually only read two of these — Edmund Bertram’s Diary and Gill Tavner’s retelling for children. If you know of any other Mansfield Park retellings, please let me know and I’ll add them to the list.


Listings of the earlier of these works can be found here and here, along with some information about them.

6 comments on “Mansfield Park Fan Fiction

  1. Sarah Emsley says:

    The Trouble with Flirting, a YA novel by Claire LaZebnik, is inspired by Mansfield Park. What did you think of Gill Tavner’s retelling? I thought she did a great job with her adaptations of P&P and S&S, but I haven’t read the Real Reads MP yet.

  2. Janeite Deb says:

    Great list! – indeed not as many as P&P [did you know that adaptations of P&P has its own Wikipedia category? who knew?!

    I’ve read The Trouble with Flirting and enjoyed it very much, as well as a few of the others here – have the Aikens but haven’t read them; you should add the first sequel called “Susan, or, Resolution” by Mrs. Francis Brown [Edith Charlotte Hubback – great granddaughter of Francis Austen] (London, 1930)

    Thanks for posting this Miss Sneyd – an impressive list – but as always nothing compares to the original!

    • Miss Sneyd says:

      Thanks! I didn’t know about the one by Francis Brown. As you said, the original is unsurpassable — the amount of fan fiction is just a sign of how much it has been enjoyed!

      • Sarah Emsley says:

        I really enjoyed The Trouble with Flirting, too, and plan to post a review on my blog sometime soon. Claire LaZebnik has a new book out this spring, inspired by Persuasion this time — The Last Best Kiss.

        Lynn Shepherd is writing a guest post for my “Invitation to Mansfield Park,” on “Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.”

        Looking forward to your review of the Real Reads MP!

  3. Kirsten bij't Vuur says:

    I’ve written an alternative ending myself, because every time I reread MP I feel the Crawfords are not exactly treated fairly by Jane Austen. She presents them as kind of misguided but with some hope for improvement, and then suddenly, when Fanny leaves for Portsmouth, they change for the worst. Here is a link to the story:
    Thank you!

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