Impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt. The arrival of new neighbors brings a chance for romance to Fanny and her cousins.
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 Mrs. Norris (6 episodes, 1983)
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 Lady Bertram (6 episodes, 1983)
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 Fanny Price (6 episodes, 1983)
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 Edmund Bertram (6 episodes, 1983)
Jackie Smith-Wood ...
 Mary Crawford (6 episodes, 1983)
Robert Burbage ...
 Henry Crawford (6 episodes, 1983)
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 Dr. Grant (6 episodes, 1983)
Susan Edmonstone ...
 Mrs. Grant (6 episodes, 1983)
Neville Phillips ...
 Baddely (6 episodes, 1983)
Snuff ...
 Pug (6 episodes, 1983)
Bernard Hepton ...
 Sir Thomas Bertram (5 episodes, 1983)
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 Maria Bertram / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
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 Tom Bertram (5 episodes, 1983)
Liz Crowther ...
 Julia Bertram (5 episodes, 1983)
Jonathan Stephens ...
 Mr. Rushworth (5 episodes, 1983)
Gillian Martell ...
 Mrs. Rushworth, Senior / ... (3 episodes, 1983)
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Her family living under the heavy burden of poverty, 10 year old Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram of Mansfield Park. Growing up, she is treated as an inferior relation by all but her best friend and cousin Edmund. Quiet, staid, and virtuous Fanny witnesses the stirrings of passion when worldly siblings Henry and Mary Crawford move in next door. Henry toys with the affections of Fanny's cousins Maria and Julia, but then his attentions unexpectedly turn towards Fanny... Written by L. Hamre

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The mauve striped day dress worn by Anna Massey (Mrs. Norris) is the same costume worn by Samantha Bond (Mrs. Weston) walking with Emma in Emma (1996), by one of Miss Crawley's maids at Park Lane in the street in Vanity Fair (1998), and by Pauline Stone (Mrs. Martin) to Harriet's wedding in Emma (2009). See more »

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Story on an impoverished girl who finds love
31 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fanny comes to live with relatives because her mother is overburdened with children and poverty. A selfish Aunt Norris who tries to keep Fanny humble and beholding to rich relatives although Aunt Norris can only criticize. Lord and Lady Bertram come to realize the superiority of Fanny and value her a a family member. Edmund has yet to realize that he loves Fanny. Edmund is blinded by false perceptions and allusion's of love with Miss Crawford. Fanny is pursued by Henry Crawford a man who has no scruples about pursuing her married cousin or any woman he thinks he can make fall in love with him as a lark. Henry meets his match in Fanny because she does not find Henry to be irresistible or sincere. Fanny persevere and wins the love of Edmund and the respect of Mansfield Park's residence.


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