THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Mansfield Park
By Jane Austen

A paper by Matthew Taylor of Kinjo Gakuin University exploring Austen's conception of landscapes in this novel, especially the thematic role of the forest and its relationship to the narrative's characters.
A chapter from Caught in the Act by Joseph Litvak, a book exploring the theatricality in the nineteenth-century English novel. This chapter looks at Austen's novel.
An essay by Rashmi Verma exploring the themes of subjugation and oppression in Mansfield Park, focusing particularly on the character of Sir Thomas Bertram and his role in the slave trade.
An essay by Matthew Taylor of Kinjo Gakuin University discussing the theme of scandal in Mansfield Park through critical reactions to Maria Rushworth's affair.
An academic article by Leona Toker exploring various aspects of the novel.
An essay by Susannah Carson of the L'Université de Versailles investigating the paradox of silence in relation to the female characters and their perspectives in this novel, Persuasion, and Sense and Sensibility.
An article from the Victorian Web on Austen's negotiations with slavery in the novel.