General Editor's preface; Acknowledgments; Chronology; Introduction; Note on the text; Mansfield Park; Introductory Note on Lovers' Vows; Lovers' Vows by Elizabeth Inchbald; Corrections and emendations; Appendix. commentary on the text; Abbreviations; Explanatory notes.
This volume, first published in 2005, is a fully annotated and authoritative scholarly edition of Mansfield Park.
John Wiltshire is Associate Professor of English at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
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