Thursday, November 4, 7:00 pm
In this novel, said to be Austen’s favorite, the idyllic Bertram family estate becomes home to a poor young relative, Fanny. In Mansfield Park’s wealthy world of social accomplishments and flirtations, the sensible Fanny finds herself out of place, yet secretly in love with her cousin, Edmund. Austen employs her unerring wit to brilliantly capture the social and moral values of an English society at a time of great upheaval. There are a number of film adaptations to choose from including a 1999 release and a PBS production from 2008.