An Interpretation of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park: (Chapters 19-31)

Mansfield Park is in essence a tapestry of allusions to various works of literature and events in history to which JaneAusten left abundant “clues.” This book is about finding and interpreting those “clues.” Works of literature alludedto include, among others, Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, Dante’s Inferno and Milton’s Paradise Lost. Events inhistory alluded to include the slavery issue of Jane Austen’s day, the American Revolution, the Battle of Actium, theBattle of Trafalgar and the then-looming War of 1812.

--Jean Kelly