New Book: Mansfield Park and Mummies

MansfieldParkAndMummies-TPB-Front Vera Nazarian, one of my most favorite friends in the world, has released a new book called Mansfield Park and Mummies. As Mansfield Park is my favorite (or favourite?) Jane Austen novel, I must say that this is an exciting development.  It would appear that Jane Austen Today agrees with me.

This new text promises hours of comforting yet thrilling and terrifyingly hilarious reading.

You may order this curious delight by clicking here or here.

Some might think this book is inspired by the recent successes of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, or Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters . . . some might think that!

Discerning readers of the Divine Miss Austen know that Mansfield Park is the true classic, and should you enjoy an entertaining, hilarious book from time to time, you may hardly go wrong by purchasing Mansfield Park And Mummies, at a reasonable and fair price.  Indeed, I might also be moved to point out that the aforementioned interpretations – Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility – with their inclusions of terrifying monsters and at least in one case, new and extreme mayhem, are both penned by those of the gentlemanly persuasion.  And this text is written by a lady.

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New Book: Mansfield Park and Mummies — 3 Comments

  1. The cover is to die for. The cartouche, with Mansfield park in it! Scholarly footnotes and appendices!

  2. I’ve just begun reading it, and expect Amelia Peabody to come striding into Lady Bertram’s drawing room at any moment.

    It’s not only hilarious, but very well done.

    Another Austen “variation” well worth checking out is JAMES FAIRFAX by Jane Austen and Adam Campan, also from Norilana Books. Campan has stayed quite close to the original text of EMMA, introducing small changes — same-sex marriage has been proclaimed by royal decree (since so many of them preferred their own sex as lovers anyway), and a couple of characters have changed gender, Jane to James Fairfax, Mr to Mrs Weston (who still married Miss Taylor). From there, but maintaining the same social and economic constraints on marriage, the plot unfolds with remarkable faithfulness to Austen’s portrayals.