The Fanny Price Wars
The Jane Austen News enjoyed reading a recent web publication from Marija Reiff at the University of Virginia. The fifteen page extract titled The "Fanny Price Wars": Jane Austen's Enlightenment Feminist and Mary Woolstonecraft discusses how Fanny Price the, it would seem controversial, heroine of Mansfield Park has been received by readers who range from academics to Jane's own family. We knew that quite a few visitors to the Jane Austen Centre aren't Fanny's biggest fans, but we didn't know that so many members of Jane's family agreed - Mrs Austen said that she found Fanny to be "insipid". If you'd like to read it, Marija's publication can be found here.
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