Sexual Fables
This article accompanies the fable
Spinster


Mansfield Park

In Jane Austen’s earlier writings, she continually emphasizes the need for Love, but by Mansfield Park she is more cynical about Love’s chances: “I pay very little regard,” says Mrs. Grant, “to what any young person says on the subject of marriage.  If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.”




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