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Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen, Marilyn Butler, Claire Lamont
Northanger Abbey
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During an eventful season at Bath, young, naive Catherine Morland experiences fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who introduces Catherine to the joys of Gothic romances, and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite... show more
During an eventful season at Bath, young, naive Catherine Morland experiences fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who introduces Catherine to the joys of Gothic romances, and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father's house, Northanger Abbey. There, influenced by novels of horror and intrigue, Catherine comes to imagine terrible crimes committed by General Tilney, risking the loss of Henry's affection, and has to learn the difference between fiction and reality, false friends and true. With its broad comedy and irrepressible heroine, Northanger Abbey is the most youthful and optimistic of Jane Austen's works.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141439792 (0141439793)
ASIN: 141439793
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 254
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 Fun running over tropes
Why did I take this long to read this? From Austen's big six, this is the last I got to. I mean, I know what my reasoning was: satire and humour was not what I was looking for when I searched for an Austen volume. But I was wrong to, because this was a great romp. (On that note, one day I have to ...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0
My last Booklikes Halloween Bingo read. I'm done with all the themes as of early this morning. Sometimes I forget how Jane Austen could look at something, poke gentle fun at it and still respect it. Yes a lot of genre fiction (not called it then but now this is the tar it's painted with) is frivol...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 Northanger Abbey / Jane Austen
'To look almost pretty, is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life, than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive'During an eventful season at Bath, young, naïve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the f...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.0 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
I went into this pretty blind aside from having heard that it counts as gothic and that it was apparently a kind of satire of gothic novels of the late 18th century. I'll definitely second calling it a gothic satire. I'd say its only real fault was was taking the satire a bit too far sometimes and t...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
3.0
Come raccontare in modo abile e sagace un mondo fatto di formalità, false cerimonie, interessi e inutili parole. Catherine, diciassettenne di provincia, amante dei romanzi gotici, figlia quartogenita di una numerosa famiglia del pastore Morland si reca a Bath, invitata dalla famiglia Allen. È il m...
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