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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape; Gift Edition edition (7 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857550705
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857550705
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.7 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 850,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Joan Aiken gives the story a fresh twist with a plausible explanation for Henry Crawford’s supposed perfidy in Mansfield Park which allows him to become a possible suitor for Susan. And the introduction of several lively new characters ensures that Mansfield Revisited is a stand-alone story. Aiken also captures Jane Austen’s tone excellently; the language and vocabulary are exactly right, as are the touches of irony and humour." (The Historical Novel Society)

"I finished the book in one day . . . gosh darn it, Mansfield Park Revisited was good . . . Aiken has a canny ability to stay true to the developed Austen characters and seamlessly integrate and expand into leading roles the characters that were tertiary in the original work." (austenblog.com)

"Aiken is by far one of the most talented writers to attempt an Austen sequel and Mansfield Park Revisited is truly worthy of resurrection. She has respectfully continued Austen’s story by expanding her characters, adapting the language for the modern reader, accurately including the social mantle and believably turning our concerns for the two main antagonists Mary and Henry Crawford at the end of Mansfield Park into sympathies, which given their principles and past bad behaviour is quite an accomplishment." (austenprose.com)

"Jane Austen would wholeheartedly have approved of what her colleague Joan Aiken did to her Mansfield Park characters. This reissued sequel is exactly what the doctor ordered for people who loved Fanny Price . . . A book worthy of Miss Austen herself" (Bookwitch)

"A period drama written at its most entertaining!" (Burnley Express)

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Joan Aiken picks up the pen of her forerunner, Jane Austen, in this charming sequel to Mansfield Park.

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By Anne TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Dec. 2013
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Joan Aiken is an accomplished writer in her own right and it shows in this novel. Unlike so many tributes to Jane Austen this is well written and true to the original and the period in which it is set. The author does a bit of additional explaining and reexamining of characters and their motives but there is nothing outside the remit of the original book. Unlike Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James which I also much enjoyed, Joan Aiken does not venture into the public realm or enliven her story with a murder or other great event.

This story concentrates on Fanny's sister Susan who has come to Mansfield Park to replace her now married sister as companion to Lady Bertram. Susan is a delightful character but is still a recognisably Austen heroine with a variety of suitors and a properly happy ending.

For lovers of Jane Austen, this is a truly enjoyable sequel which pays homage to the original and is worth reading in its own right. I understand that the author has written other similar sequels to Austen novels and will seek them out - I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for a review.
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Set four years after the end of Mansfield Park, this is an intelligent reading of Austen's original which moves it on and, like Persuasion, gives the characters a second chance to develop emotionally.

Aiken is wise enough to remove Mrs Norris from the scene, recognising that she's a difficult character to duplicate, and also has Fanny and Edmund `offstage' for practically the whole book. Instead Susan takes on the central role and though we know she will end up married by the end, we're left guessing as to quite who the lucky man will be.

Best of all is the nuanced portrait of Henry and, most of all, Mary Crawford. In Austen they were two of the most complex characters, neither openly and irretrievably `bad', and with the fundamentally good judgement to fall in love, respectively, with Fanny and Edmund. Here we see them both older and wiser, and the development of their characters is done with acute emotional intelligence.

This was originally published in 1984, well before the popular `revival' of Austen and the consequent rash of prequels, sequels and other homages - and is far better than the majority of them.
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good attempt! nice read...the prose is more like edgeworth than austen, but good...the dialogue too stilted, and the pacing is off..the story takes too long to get going, and then rushes head-long towards the preductable end...aiken has made it easy for herself, by removing the evil genius of mrs norris, and julia is not sufficiently nasty to take her place, and killing off the senior sir thomas, and mary crawford (in syphilis caught from her now insane rich husband) also simplifies matters...nah, almost good...the style is good, the actions are not...too bad!
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Mansfield Revisited is a sequel to Mansfield Park, set 4 years later. There have been a few changes to the family in this interval - Fanny and Edmund are happily married and proud parents to two children, Susan Price has been living at Mansfield, filling Fanny’s place as helper and general factotum to Lady Bertram. Julia (now Mrs Yates) persuaded her husband to buy a properly close to Mansfield Park and she is to be found visiting her mother on most days. Tom is still a bit unsteady, but he is no longer gambling or drinking to excess.

The story opens with news of the death of Sir Thomas, who was visiting his Antiguan property. Somebody will have to go to sort out business affairs there, and Lady Bertram is loath to part from the new Sir Tom, bearing in mind that 4 years previously he was extremely ill and took several months to recover full health. He also needs to learn the reins for his responsibilities at home, as Edmund has often done things that Tom should have been doing. Edmund is quite happy to go to Antigua, and in fact proposes that he, Fanny, and their younger child (who is only a few months old) should all go to Antigua. Thus, Edmund and Fanny are not present for nearly the whole of this book, which will please people who do not like the hero and heroine of MP!

Instead, Susan will take on responsibility for Fanny’s older child, in addition to running the household, exercising Pug, keeping Lady Bertram company, reading to her, and untangling her shawl fringe, netting, or whatever else she has managed to tangle.
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