Posted by julia 2 on December 25, 1997 at 20:21:30:
In response to It was abominable! Mansfield P..., written by KAREN L on December 25, 1997 at 18:22:45
] Is there another better adaptation?? Or am I being too critical???-KAREN L
I read or heard somewhere that a new adaptation is in the works with Amanda Root as Fanny. Someone at the Persuasion board, where I asked about this, suggested that Root is too old. I agree. But she's a fabulous actress; she might be able to make it work.
It's hard to like the novel, I think. Equally difficult to like Fanny. Of Austin's novels with the "darker vision," I like Persuasion best. Although obviously "Mansfield Park" contains some searing social criticism.
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