Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park

Mrs. Frances Price Character Analysis

Mrs. Price is Fanny’s mother and Mr. Price’s husband. Mrs. Price is described as being very similar to her sister Lady Bertram, except for her circumstances. Mrs. Price’s decision to marry a naval officer has turned out disastrously, and resulted in her living with meager means and many children in Portsmouth. When Fanny returns for her visit to Portsmouth, Mrs. Price is kind, but too busy and uninterested to make a real effort to get to know her daughter.

Mrs. Frances Price Quotes in Mansfield Park

The Mansfield Park quotes below are all either spoken by Mrs. Frances Price or refer to Mrs. Frances Price. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Dover Publications edition of Mansfield Park published in 2001.
Chapter 38 Quotes

Fanny was in the narrow entrance-passage of the house, and in her mother’s arms, who met her there with looks of true kindness, and with features which Fanny loved the more, because they brought her aunt Bertram’s before her, and there were her two sisters…both glad to see her in their way, though with no advantage of manner in receiving her. But manner Fanny did not want. Would they but love her, she should be satisfied.

Related Characters: Fanny Price, Mrs. Frances Price
Page Number: 256
Explanation and Analysis:

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Mrs. Frances Price Character Timeline in Mansfield Park

The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Frances Price appears in Mansfield Park. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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Manners vs. Morality Theme Icon
...she married Reverend Mr. Norris, who earned only a small income. The last sister became Mrs. Price , deigning to marry a naval lieutenant and disgracing her family in doing so. (full context)
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Manners vs. Morality Theme Icon
Mrs. Price ’s unsuitable marriage angers her sisters, and resulted in a long period of total estrangement... (full context)
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The letter establishes friendlier terms between the sisters, and they send Mrs. Price baby linens, advice, money, and letters. Mrs. Norris decides that someone should take care of... (full context)
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The Country vs. the City Theme Icon
Mrs. Norris writes to Mrs. Price the next day, and arranges to have her servant, Nanny, fetch the daughter: Fanny Price.... (full context)
Chapter 2
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Sir Thomas helps Mrs. Price find employment for William. The two siblings spend an extremely happy week together before William,... (full context)
Chapter 37
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Inheritance and Meritocracy Theme Icon
Fanny then writes to her family, asking to come stay with them. Mrs. Price responds kindly and accepts. Fanny is very excited to be going home to her family,... (full context)
Chapter 38
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The Country vs. the City Theme Icon
...mother, her sisters Betsey, Rebecca, and Susan, and her brother Sam greet her with kindness. Mrs. Price offers them tea, which they accept. While they wait, Mr. Price walks into the house,... (full context)
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The Country vs. the City Theme Icon
Inheritance and Meritocracy Theme Icon
...from the house, making noise as they go. When things at last calm down somewhat, Mrs. Price asks Fanny about the Bertrams. Mrs. Price laments the difference between her own servants and... (full context)
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...Mary gave it to her on her deathbed. She says that Betsey always steals it. Mrs. Price tells Susan to drop the issue, and scolds Betsey as well. After she finishes talking... (full context)
Chapter 42
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...all dressed in their Sunday best, for church. After the service, Henry and Fanny join Mrs. Price on her weekly walk around town. The weather is very good, and Fanny and Henry... (full context)