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I’ve seen the previous adaption of this novel and in comparison this version is the better one.  The main character, Fanny Price, is a young girl from a relatively poor family, raised by her rich uncle and aunt at Mansfield Park. She grows up with her four cousins, Tom Bertram, Edmund Bertram, Maria Bertram and Julia, but is always treated as inferior to them, only Edmund shows her real kindness.

When Fanny has grown up, the stern patriarch Sir Thomas leaves for a year so he can deal with problems on his plantation in Antigua. The fashionable and worldly Henry Crawford and his sister Mary Crawford arrive in the village, and stay with their sister, the Parson’s wife. The arrival of the Crawfords sets in motion a series of events that aren’t all in favor of the people inhabiting Mansfield Park.

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