About thirty years ago Miss Maria Ward, of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram, of Mansfield Park, in the county of Northampton, and to be thereby raised to the rank of a baronet’s lady, with all the comforts and consequences of an handsome house and large income.
–Mansfield Park – full text at The Republic of Pemberley
This year is all about Mansfield Park for our region. We’ll be discussing the novel at our February meeting and discussing criticism of the novel during our August meeting. Please see the Meetings and Events tab at the top of the page for more meeting information.