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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 6 years ago
Enjoyed it more than Emma but less than Mansfield Park. Critics argue that Northanger Abbey would be better placed among Jane Austen's juvenilia, and while I'm hardly qualified to disagree, I found it to be overall a well-written book save for the character development. In this area, the book pro...
Reflections rated it 6 years ago
Jane lets her wicked humor loose in this book, poking gentle (and sometimes not so gentle) fun at just about everyone’s poses, pretensions, and delusions, but as silly as Austen makes novel-drama-obsessed Catherine she still allows her to be artlessly charming and a lively joy to spend time with, an...
ReadingBukowski rated it 6 years ago
Book Review | Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Paperback Castles
Paperback Castles rated it 7 years ago
“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 languag...
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