by Jane Austen
Fanny Price Timeline and Summary
- Fanny comes to Mansfield from her home in Portsmouth as a girl.
- Fanny has a hard time adjusting to her new life and grows up timid and shy.
- She falls in love with her cousin Edmund at a young age.
- Fanny grows increasingly jealous once Mary Crawford arrives and begins to grow close to Edmund.
- Fanny accompanies everyone on a trip to Mr. Rushworth's house.
- Mary and Edmund leave Fanny, and Fanny then has a series of awkward encounters with all the major characters while never leaving her bench.
- Fanny is the only young person to not participate in the play at Mansfield.
- Instead, Fanny is forced to listen to everyone complain and has to read lines with people.
- Fanny grows increasingly jealous of Mary.
- Sir Thomas returns home and is much more affectionate towards Fanny.
- Mary approaches Fanny as a friend and the two spend time together once Maria and Julia leave town.
- Fanny is thrilled when her brother William comes to visit her.
- Henry Crawford decides to pursue Fanny romantically as a joke, but ends up actually falling in love with her.
- Fanny attends her very first ball.
- Henry proposes to Fanny but she refuses him.
- Everyone is shocked by her refusal and Fanny is under siege from everyone who's trying to convince her to change her mind.
- Sir Thomas sends Fanny to visit her family in Portsmouth.
- Fanny is dismayed by her family and comes to consider Mansfield her real home.
- Henry continues to pursue Fanny in Portsmouth.
- Fanny bonds with her younger sister Susan.
- Fanny receives a series of shocking letters from Mansfield: Tom is sick, Julia eloped, and Maria left her husband for Henry.
- Fanny and Susan return to Mansfield with Edmund.
- Edmund tells Fanny that his relationship with Mary is over.
- Eventually, Edmund and Fanny get married.