JANE AUSTEN (MANSFIELD PARK)Pairing:
Fanny Price/Edmund BertramLength:
4100 wordsAuthor on LJ:
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on blogger.Author Website: Jane GreensmithWhy this must be read:
Ok, this is probably the last MP rec in a little while. (Though this book has the only finished femmeslash in the fandom that I've read, and an incredibly good crossover with P&P, so I'm sure I will rec more later. :D)
With lyrical prose, this story takes on the Fanny/Edmund pairing thoughtfully. A lot is made on the novel about Fanny's physical weakness, but most fanfic (And movies!) prefer to forget it; this story doesn't, and it deals with it beautifully, using it as backdrop for her insecurities. Many people wonder about Edmund and his change of heart... and much has been said about the unromantic nature of Mansfield Park's ending. I think this is a very good response to both canon's apparent lack on this department and to the detractors of the ending and the pairing.
Dr. Martin says that I have poor circulation. He says my heart isn’t strong enough to pump blood to my extremities. That’s why my hands and feet are always icy. Even in summer, I feel cold. I forego plunging necklines, not out of modesty... all right, not totally out of modesty... but because I need the warmth of high collars and long sleeves and shawls to trap and conserve the paltry heat my body generates.Bird of Paradise