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Mansfield Park: Improvement

Synopsis
Stresses the visual elements and the social historical context of the novel. The theme of ‘improvement’ is illustrated in terms of the then fashionable doctrine of redressing the balance between art and nature in favour of the latter, and this process is compared to the relationships of some of the characters in the novel.
Series
Nineteenth-Century Novel and Its Legacy, Course A312
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1983
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
Austen, Jane (1775-1817); Fiction in English; novelists

Credits

Cast
Cicely Palser Havely 
John Dixon Hunt 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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