By Jane Austen
Variation enrichie de Pierre Goubert comportant une préface et un file sur le roman.
Fanny rate souffre d'une disgrâce majeure – Jane Austen l'annonce d'emblée – elle est pauvre. Elle n'est en outre ni jolie ni brillante, mais timide et effacée. Recueillie par charité à Mansfield Park, los angeles splendide demeure de sir Thomas Bertram, Fanny y est négligée, voire maltraitée. Mais elle va effectuer une ascension inattendue. Et cette évolution semble reposer sur ses seuls mérites, sa rigueur, son jugement infaillible, son indépendance d'esprit.
On a dit que ce roman était l'une des œuvres majeures de l. a. littérature occidentale, l'une des premières à se pencher sur l. a. personnalité au sens moderne du terme. Jane Austen y excelle à confronter diverses sphères sociales, à peindre des personnages dont les qualités ne sont qu'un vernis, tandis que Fanny, sa discrète héroïne, notice, résiste et ne transige pas.
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60. Ibid. 44. 59 Keating, ‘Biographical Study’, CJ, 23. 60 Ibid. 24. 62 In Thyrza, a ‘ragged and filthy’ family whose elders ‘bore the unmistakable brand of the gin shop’ and whose children ‘were visaged like debased monkeys’ go about ‘whining the discords of a mendicant psalm’ (Thyrza, 54). In the same novel, there is also an interesting exchange between the pious Mary who goes regularly to chapel, Mr Boddy and some friends. Mary’s eyes gleam with indignation as she declares: ‘I wouldn’t trust anybody as was a Catholic.
Alisa Clapp, ‘The City, the Country, and Communities of Singing Women: Music in the Novels of Elizabeth Gaskell’ in Victorian Urban Settings: Essays on the 18 NICKY LOSSEFF home environment is another key to her intimate self. She lives with her grandfather, Job Legh, whose has a peculiar physique and whose eyes absolutely gleamed with intelligence; so keen, so observant, you felt as if they were almost wizard-like. Indeed, the whole room looked not unlike a wizard’s dwelling … the little table was covered with cabalistic books; and a case of mysterious instruments lay beside.
Do you know what I mean? ’ (208). Shortly before her death, all these strands are linked together in her in a passage where she is contrasted with the happy, dull, ordinary people … from whom the gods, in their kindness, have veiled all vision of the rising and the setting of day, of sea-limits, and of the stars of the night, whose ears are thickened against the voice of music, whose thought finds nowhere mystery. Thyrza Trent was not one of those. What joys were to be hers she must pluck out of the fire, and there are but few of her kind whom in the end the fire does not consume.