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Crimen En Mansfield Park (2011)

by Lynn Shepherd(Favorite Author)
3.42 of 5 Votes: 5
Charles Maddox
review 1: An interesting take on a classic. There are elements of Austen that remain but most of Mansfield Park has been imaginatively reworked to turn the former coming of age tale into a murder mystery. The redrawing of Fanny Price is perhaps the biggest change but works perfectly. She was disliked by many for being too prim and proper. Now, she is a manipulative, conniving heiress and still hard to like. But this Fanny does much to shape her own fate; with murderous consequences.
review 2: I have not read Jane Austen's Mansfield Park although I have seen televised versions of it. So I was familiar with the characters and what the story was about. I did not have a problem with familiar characters being assigned new roles. I found this take on Mansfield Park entertai
... morening and a fun read. I enjoyed the style of writing and felt myself slowing myself down so that I could properly enjoy each sentence. As a result, it took me a while longer to finish this book than it normally does. less
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It took me a bit to get into this but I enjoyed it as a mystery along with the copycat Auaten style.
It was a fast read...kept in the style and language of Austen.
Entertaining, and Shepherd has got the style just right.
Jane Austin meets Columbo. I liked it.
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