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Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park

by Jane Austen

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • Mr. Repton, a famous landscaper (6.7, 6.15, 6.17)
  • Queen Elizabeth I (6.26)
  • "Business in America" – The War of 1812 (12.22)
  • Tintern Abbey (16.2)
  • Michaelmas, religious holiday (20.5, 41.19)
  • Slavery (21.11)
  • Louis XIV (22.17)

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