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William Price is a character in Mansfield Park. He is the firstborn child and son of Mr. and Mrs. Price. He has nine other siblings, including Fanny Price. He is a naval midshipman, his career owed to his uncle Sir Thomas Bertram.

Biography[]

Early life[]

William grew up in poverty, as his father had a severe disability, and thus could no longer work[1]. When his mother wrote the Bertrams for advice and aid, Sir Thomas sent career advice and help for Mrs. Price's sons and was very affable in that regard.

Career[]

His uncle was instrumental in the beginning of his career in the navy. He occasionally wrote to his sister.

Notes and references[]

  1. Mansfield Park, Chapter 1
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