Tear Jerker: Mansfield Park

  • No wonder Mansfield Park makes critics beg for the typical "bright and sparkling" Austen. If the description of Fanny's eight years of deprivation from love and affection don't make you close the book in tears, try to get through any scene where Mrs. Norris Breaking Speeches her, or the scene where she sits in the East Room having a breakdown over the loneliness and sense of zero self-worth that's built up over her life.