Jane Austen

These exquisite and collectible editions are published as a part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series. Designed by the multi-award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, the series features editions that are bound in high-quality, colorful, and tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Fanny Price is removed from the impoverished environment of her parents’ home in Portsmouth and placed in the care of her wealthy cousins at Mansfield Park. She grows up acutely aware of her lowly status and relies solely on Edmund, her cousin, for support. When her uncle was away in Antigua, her aunt and uncle’s cousins, the Crawfords, moved into the neighborhood, bringing with them the glitz and glamour of London life and a taste for reckless flirtation. Many people consider Mansfield Park to be Jane Austen’s first mature work. It is also widely regarded as one of the author’s most profound works because of its understated heroine and nuanced examination of social position and moral integrity.