A Contrary Wind: a variation on Mansfield Park

A Contrary Wind: a variation on Mansfield Park

Fanny Price is an intelligent but timid girl from a poor family, who grows up at Mansfield Park with her wealthier cousins.
But the cruelty of her Aunt Norris, together with a broken heart, compel Fanny to run away from Mansfield Park and find employment as a governess.

Far away from everything she ever knew and the man shes secretly loves, will Fanny grow in fortitude and independence? Will a new suitor help her to forget? Or will a reckless decision threaten to destroy her own life and the lives of those she holds most dear?

This variation of Jane Austen’s novel includes all the familiar characters from Mansfield Park, as well as some new acquaintances. There are some mature scenes.

Title:A Contrary Wind: a variation on Mansfield Park
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781976797866
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    A Contrary Wind: a variation on Mansfield Park Reviews

  • Debbie

    I truly am blown away. This is an exquisitely written and researched story that imagines what would have happened at Mansfield Park had the return of Sir Thomas Bertram's ship to England been delayed ...

  • Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)

    What If Fanny Was Tired of Being Called Ungrateful?Rating: 4.5 out of 5 starsWhat a novel experience it is to read a variation for Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park! What happens in a Mansfield Park vari...

  • Bookish

    One of the finest Austen variations I have had the pleasure to read. Having read and been delighted by a number of Austen variations on previous occasions, I was most interested in Manning's adaptatio...

  • Carole (in Canada)

    "Ah even when you do wrong by your own admission, you do no wrong. Have you never succumbed and done what you 'know' to be wrong? No? I will tell you why. It is not because you are more virtuous than ...

  • Susan

    While Sir Thomas Bertram is visiting his plantations in the West Indies his family back at Mansfield Park have decided to put on a play. Fanny Price continually faced with the cruel remarks of her Aun...

  • victoria_tonks

    4.5 stars rounded up to 5 RTC...

  • Kirk

    A very clever MP variation. For mature readers...there were more than 'I didn't need to read that' moments for me...but many know my 'starched notions". The afterword makes mention of the possibility ...

  • Mark Brownlow

    In this reimagining of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park", Sir Thomas Bertram does not arrive home in time to call an early stop to play rehearsals. And so the story heads off in a different direction. Th...

  • Rebecca

    Certainly the finest modern rework of an Austen novel Remarkable alternate telling on Mansfield Park, combines an excellent reproduction of Austen’s writing with informed narration of portions of Re...

  • A.E. Walnofer

    The author of A Contrary Wind did an excellent job of portraying the world and times of Jane Austen. Her research was impeccable. (Or if it wasn’t, then she was certainly able to make it seem as if ...