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  1. says:

    Will I ever give a Jane Austen book less than 5 stars Doesn t look like it This is the second time I ve read this book and I enjoyed it even than I did the first time Mr Tilney is still the most hilarious flirt and I love how Catherine has a crush on him from the beginning, as I found that far relatable than the accidentally falling in love trope that is in many of Austen s other works I m not exactly sure what made this reading experience so fantastic Probably the fact that the faux Gothic style fit with Halloween so much and that I was able to read it with the rest of the Austentatious book club Also, as I am now versed in her other works, I was able to see how this her first novel showcased her early talents and inner reflections on whether novel writing was a worthy profession This book may not be for everyone, but if you re looking for a lighthearted and relatively easy classic to read, pick this up Original review from June 2015 I really enjoyed this I am, obviously, a huge fan ...


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    I have a confession to make.Secretly, I much prefer Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park to anything else written by Jane Austen, even Pride and Prejudice, which we re all supposed to claim as our favorite because it is one of the Greatest Books Ever Written In the English Language I don t DISLIKE Pride and Prejudice, but I just don t think it stands up to this one I m sorry, but it s true Northanger Abbey feels like two very different stories that eventually merge into one at the end the story of feisty, level headed romance novel addict Catherine Morland and her adventures in Bath during the party season, falling in love and making new friends and escaping unpleasant suitors and the story of Catherine s post Bath vacation with her new best friend Eleanor back to Eleanor s country home, a huge creepy old place called Northanger Abbey Catherine s obsession with bloodthirsty Gothic novels leads her to see a mystery or a creepy secret in every room eventually leading her to suspect Eleanor s grumpy dad of having unceremoniously murdered his own wife, OR, possibly, of locking her up in a hidden dungeon somewhere inside the abbey , and her various misadventures and misunderstandings make for top shelf farce But then when a REAL mystery arrives on her doorstep taking us back into the world of Bath and bringing the two stories together , she realizes that...


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    Jane Austen s novels are just about romance and na ve women There just another telling of boy meets girl in an uninspiring way with a few social issues thrown in Well, ashamed as I am to admit it, that is what I used to believe in my woefully idiotic ignorance How foolish of me Now that I ve actually bothered to read one of her novels, because I had to for university purposes, I realise how stupid I was to actually think this Jane Austen is one of, if not the, best novelists of all time If you disbelieve me, and held a similar opinion to my own, then read one of her novels and find out for yourself That being said though Catherine, the protagonist of this novel, is somewhat ignorant and na ve to the ways of the world but, she had to be Indeed, if not Austen would have been unable to achieve such an endearing comment on the absurdity of society, the role of women in that said society, and the ignorance toward the unpopular literary craft of the novel How else if not though the eyes of an innocent young girl who cannot understand the mechanisms of these aspects of the world Who when thrust into the pump room a sort of ball room for dance and socialising has virtually no idea how to behave Catherine has an immeasurable misunderstanding of the intentions of others, and a misguided view that the world is like one of her beloved books a romantic adventure with a little bit of popular...


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    A creepy mansion Dark and stormy nights and Jane Austen just having fun with us Now I must give one smirk, and then we may be rational again Seventeen year old Catherine Morland, as innocent and na ve a heroine as Austen ever created, with no particular distinguishing characteristics except goodhearted sincerity and an overfondness for Gothic novels, is invited to stay in Bath for several weeks with kindly and wealthy neighbors She meets a new bestie, Isabella as well as Henry Tilney, a guy who s far too quick not to mention wealthy for her But he has a weakness for cute girls who totally admire him.Their relationship strikes me as weak, probably because Austen was focused on creating a parody by turning Gothic conventions on their heads than on creating a compelling heroine and romance Henry is a great character, but Catherine really isn t quite up to his level, despite all of Jane Austen s rationalizations though maybe that s true to life sometimes However, I comfort myself with the thought that Catherine isn t unintelligent, just young and inexperienced I have faith in Henry s ability to kindly help her learn to think deeply and critically.Austen inserts a lot of sarcastic side comments mocking Gothic plot elements, like Catherine s father being not in the least addicted to locking up his daughters and her mother instead of dying in bringing the latter sons into the world, as anybody might expect, still living on in inexplicably good health But Austen als...


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    I don t even know what to say This book was such a flippin blast.https emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.coOkay, that s a little bit of a lie I know the most important thing I have to say First and foremost I M IN LOVE WITH HENRY TILNEY.SO FUNNY, smart, handsome, owns a cute house, and dare I saywoke He s the best But let me backtrack a bit.Northanger Abbey is Austen s satire, and she pokes fun at gothic horror books by having her heroine, Catherine, believe she s essentially in one AND SO MUCH GOOD COMES OUT OF THIS The satire is hilarious there s one moment, for example, when what Catherine believes is a spooky, ghastly scroll is really a list of the contents of a linen closet But right when it s about to stop being funny, and you re getting just the teensiest bit annoyed at Catherine s na vet , it ends She confesses to Henry, whose father she believes is a murderer, and he gently shoots her down while still being all, I love you, girl It s really great AUSTEN IS A TALENT.That s the wonderful bit about this satire, IMO I don t alwayssss love literary satire, because it gives me secondhand embarrassment cringes But this is satire within another narrative a typical Austen storyline So it s funny and biting, wh...


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    It is only a novel or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language Well, I guess Jane Austen wrote my review of her novel in her novel That s a bit annoying, as I can t compete with her wit of course But even annoying is the fact that I wrote my own imaginary review in my head before I started the book and as opposed to Austen s summary, mine doesn t work out at all any, now that I know the story It is dangerous to check the facts before writing your opinion for facts have the frustrating habit of changing your opinions if you dare to leave the realm of your fiction.Like the young heroine in Northanger Abbey, I seemed to have lost grip of fiction and reality recently due to an overly greedy consumption of novels Like the young heroine, I thought I knew what to expect of characters, setting and plot before I had even ventured out to explore them, and like her, I created a massive amount of tens...


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    Catherine Morland is your typical seventeen year old girl, of the turn of the century 19th, that is She reads too much, an illness that is sadly terminal, Gothic books are her passion and the rage of the era Any ancient home that is eerie , ominous or sinister the young lady would enjoy seeing, if there were any in the area She lives in a quiet English village, too quiet where everyone knows each other, which keeps the populous from misadventures Her parents have ten children and surprisingly, her mother is alive and healthy Miss Morland s father is a well to do clergyman, but with all those kids, nobody would know especially Catherine Mrs Allen a wealthy neighbor is going on a six week vacation to Bath, with Mr.Allen he has the fashionable gout , the most famous resort in England Mrs Allen needs an agreeable companion to talk to, she s rather silly, asks Catherine Her chief interest is clothes, still how long can you speak about fashion, before it gets tiresome The fatigued husband doesn t stay in her presence very long Arriving in town is exciting and daunting, soon people start to notice Miss Catherine Morland particularly young men, a new experience for her She grew up a tomboy playing outside with the boys, not inside with dolls Yet the last three years ...


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    A charming early Austen novel filled with overt criticism of Mrs Radcliffe and implied criticism of Fanny Burney but this is very gentle criticism indeed, since young Jane is obviously a huge fan of both writers Her heroine Catharine Morland is a charming naif in the Evelina mode perhaps just a little too naive, and therein lies some of the criticis...


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    NOVELS.Let us leave it to the Reviewers to abuse such effusions of fancy at their leisure, and over every new novel to talk in threadbare strains of the trash with which the press now groans Let us not desert one another, we are an injured body Although our productions have afforded extensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the world, no species of composition has been so much decried From pride, ignorance, or fashion, our foes are almost as many as our readers And while the abilities of the nine hundredth abridger of the History of England, or of the man who collects and publishes in a volume some dozen lines of Milton, Pope, and Prior, with a paper from the Spectator, and a chapter from Sterne, are eulogized by a thousand pens, there seems almost a general with of decrying the capacity and undervaluing the labour of the novelist, and of slighting the performances which have only genius, wit, and taste to recommend them I am no novel reader I seldom look into novels Do not imagine that I often read novels It is really very well for a novel Such is the common cant And what are you reading, Miss Oh it is only a novel replies the young lady while she lays down her book with affected indifference, or momentary shame Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein Do you know why you are here Mr Keeten Keeten I don t even know where I am Stein You are before the Book Tribunal I rubbed my jaw Keeten Did Hemingway have to slug me Stein Fetching, people suc...


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    I have no idea how to rate this book, because there wasn t anything in particular that I disliked, but also nothing that I enjoyed I ve come to the conclusion that Austen just isn t for me, because I never find myself even remotely interested in what s going on, ...


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Northanger Abbey summary pdf Northanger Abbey, summary chapter 2 Northanger Abbey, sparknotes Northanger Abbey, Northanger Abbey 84e6d0a Jane Austen S First Novel Published Posthumously In 1818 Tells The Story Of Catherine Morland And Her Dangerously Sweet Nature, Innocence, And Sometime Self Delusion Though Austen S Fallible Heroine Is Repeatedly Drawn Into Scrapes While Vacationing At Bath And During Her Subsequent Visit To Northanger Abbey, Catherine Eventually Triumphs, Blossoming Into A Discerning Woman Who Learns Truths About Love, Life, And The Heady Power Of Literature The Satirical Novel Pokes Fun At The Gothic Novel While Earnestly Emphasizing Caution To The Female Sex.

  • Paperback
  • 174 pages
  • Northanger Abbey
  • Jane Austen
  • 01 April 2018
  • 9781974071739

About the Author: Jane Austen

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.Austen lived her entire life as part of a close knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry