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Lifting the Heart to Rapture: Harmony, Nature, and the Unmusical Fanny Price

@article{Libin2006LiftingTH,
  title={Lifting the Heart to Rapture: Harmony, Nature, and the Unmusical Fanny Price},
  author={Kathryn L. Libin},
  journal={Persuasions; The Jane Austen Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={28},
  pages={137}
}
ALONE AMONG JANE AUSTEN'S HEROINES, Fanny Price remains innocent of accomplishment. She discovers no talent for drawing or watercolors, produces no charmingly worked screens or footstools, and above all touches no musical instrument. At Mansfield Park, as in every domestic interior that Austen creates, music is part of the daily round of activity; young women sing and play the piano or harp, young men assist in duets and glees, and music provides both entertainment and background noise in… 
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