Austen travels to Iran with Mansfield Park
Publish Date : Sunday 12 February 2012 - 16:40
Sousan Ardekani has translated Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" into Persian.
Mansfield Park is a novel by Jane Austen, written at Chawton Cottage between 1812 and 1814 and was published in July 1814 and became one of her most successful publications.
The main character of "Mansfield Park" is Fanny Price, a young girl from a relatively poor family, raised by her rich uncle and aunt, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram, at Mansfield Park. She faces many betrayals and romantic adventures that somehow change her life. Yet she struggles to preserve the values she believes in and overcome obstacles in her life.
Despite her other novels, "Mansfield Park" does not have any central theme and the writer's objectives are not clear as she constantly shifts from children's education to slavery and then to difference between one's appearance and inner self.
There are already two translations of "Mansfield Park" available in Persian, one by Maryam Haghighi and another by Reza Rezayi whose translation has reached fifth edition.
Sousan Ardekani's rendition of "Mansfield Park" is published in 724 pages by Negarestan-e Ketab.