Supporting materials include an introduction, annotations, and a map. "Contexts"
includes contemporary materials on the slave trade, religion, conduct literature
for women, and landscape design that illuminate this dark and often disturbing
novel. Elizabeth Inchbald s adaptation of Lovers Vows (the play staged by the
characters in Mansfield Park) is included, as are writings by Humphry Repton,
Thomas Gisborne, Hannah More, and Mary Wollstonecraft, among others. "Criticism"
presents a superb selection of critical writing about the novel. The critics
include Jan Fergus, Lionel Trilling, Alistair Duckworth, Nina Auerebach, Claudia
L. Johnson, Joseph Litvak, Edward Said, B. C. Southam, and Joseph Lew. A
Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included.