Fanny Price is from a poor, Portsmouth family who is brought to grow up with her aunt, uncle, and cousins at Mansfield Park. When Fanny's uncle is absent, Mary and Henry Crawford arrive, bringing with them the glamour and flirtation of the London social scene. Fanny is pursued by Henry Crawford; however, her love for her childhood friend and cousin Edmund, as well as her disgust at Henry's flirting with her cousins, lead her to reject his proposal. A subtle examination of social position and moral integrity. 507 pages, softcover.