Mansfield Park is not the best of Austen books, maybe even the most boring, but still worth reading because of the characters and the story and most of all because of the ending. I love Austen's ending, always good. There is nothing wrong with good endings. Fanny is a poor relation to the family who takes as a favor to her mother. Fanny lives in a cold attic and is treated almost as a servant, she serves everyone in the household. And yes, there is Edmund, the second son who is her friend, but to me he was not really her friend. True, he spends time with her, treats her fairly and loves her, but in some moments he betrays her allowing certain treatment from his sisters and an aunt. Fanny is strong, smart and she knows who she is. She dreams, she loves, she writes and she believes that one must follow one's heart and in the end this is what she gets, the love she dreamt about. The story is more complex than that, but it is for the new reader to find out.