There are, as many of you avid readers are aware of, authors who either need money or are stuck in a contract and need to produce more books on demand. There are, additionally, a limit to many people's imaginations and therefore, to put such a person in a situation as the aforementioned, would be to expect a book very reminiscient of a former, perhaps better thought out and better written book. <br/><br/>Mansfield Park, being one of Jane Austen's latter books seems to follow such a pattern, a fact that I regret to admitt being myself a long-time fan of Austen's Pride & Prejudice. <br/><br/>Even with my blinders on I can still see clearly the similarities between Mansfield Park and Pride and Prejudice and it is shocking. There is the involvement of the clergy, the marriage proposals that are rejected due to the perception of the male's character and the same siblings eloping and running off. The only difference though, is that more of the characters do not have such a happy ending.