“Wincing ninny.” Ouch!

I’ll second Mansfield Park but not Persuasion; Anne Eliot’s passivity comes off more like stoicism to me. She seems likeable. Agree that Edmund is a dud, however, particularly since his reversion to interest in Fanny seems fairlyinsulting, like “She was really cool and beautiful and fascinating, Fanny, but I know you’re a good girl, so we should get married.”