Saturday, January 3, 2009

Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park was considered by Jane Austen as the favorite of her works, and it is such a good book.

It is a book of morals, and as Jane Austen is famous for her interpretation of the nature of humans. This book contains a lively amount of expression derived through the difference of each individual. The novel's heroine is an example of constancy, she although is not perfect as she is uncomfortable easily, however that is not bad, and by her demeanour she is profoundly respected.


When young Fanny Price is sent away from her own home and close family, she arrives into the house of her very wealthy uncle. The Bertram's take her in thinking nothing of it, but hoping that her poor insufferable ways do not contaminate there children's minds, but that her problem will itself disappear by associating with the proper educational society they expect acceptable.

Fanny is treated as unimportant, by her Uncle, Aunt, Aunt Noriss, and all of her cousins except by her Cousin Edmund Bertram. He is the only one who shows her the kindness that she deserves.

Years later and she eventually worked herself into the ways of her uncle's house. Although through the book she wins them by her steadfastness as it warms the hearts of her Aunt and Uncle. This book as it goes on is very different in change, seeing that they do really need her.

I love Austen's work as they always comes to an agreeable end, but it is true as she realized that the bad do not always come to bad ends.


To Catch a Pirate, By Jade Parker

This book is quite short. It does not really have a complex story line, i would suggest this book to people who are into really corny love story's. For me i like corny, and happy, sappy endings, but i also like substance to my read. Its the kind of book you already know that they are going to end up with each other, with out finishing the books first chapter. You can get annoyed at times with the heroine, because i don't think we had enough time to see her mature, while it skips right from her being unsure to defencive and strong. It is not like "Pirates of the Caribbean"and it's not really deep or a best seller but it has just enough action and romance to fulfill your needs.

The author is an adult romance novelist and you can tell in this book. I did expect more from this book, like more action, and a better, stronger love interest, that pirate books which
have romance in it do have, but it is worth a sit down.


This story follows the life of Miss. Annalisa Townsends. Starting a year earlier, when she and her father are sailing to the Caribbean, there ship is then attacked by pirates on the search for treasure of rich nobles. Mr. Townsends is to be Governor, appointed by the king and is carrying
treasure that is to fund the new port.

She is sent down below into the hold, were one of the pirates James Sterling happens to find her, he threatens her, and threatens to take her dear locket, given to her by her dead mother.
She tells him that her ring is worth more than her locket, and he bribes her for a kiss.

"A dead man tell no tale"

A year later, her father is in jail, because the treasure lost that days was an important key to the future of the port and the king was not at all happy that it was lost.

So Annalisa decides to take matters into her own hands, for the sake of her father she is risking her life in going against pirates, capturing that Pirate James Sterling, who is the only way to retrieve her fathers riches.

THis book focuses more on the romance behind the action, but as a pirate book it could be worth more with more of a story, maybe with risks more than the risk of loosing her heart.

The Critic