I get the book was the most controversial Jane Austen. How interesting that the book had more social commentary than the rest of her books did. It have the undertone of romance but Fanny Price's keen observation made the book more digestible than Persuasion. As the caricature of Pride and Prejudice, I think this is probably interesting read if your head was in clouds. A lot of the dialogues in the book was overwrought and dredging, filled with unending passage and soliloquy. A classic tale but nevertheless unnecessary beyond reading.