Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

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Read Northanger Abbey Online Free - Northanger Abbey is often referred to as Jane Austen's Gothic parody. Decrepit castles, locked rooms, mysterious chests, cryptic notes, and tyrannical fathers give the story an uncanny air, but one with a decidedly satirical twist.

The story's heroine is Catherine Morland, an innocent seventeen-year-old woman from a country parsonage. While spending a few weeks in Bath with a family friend, Catherine meets and falls in love with Henry Tilney, who invites her to visit his family estate, Northanger Abbey. Once there, Catherine, a great reader of Gothic thrillers, lets the shadowy atmosphere of the old mansion fill her mind with terrible suspicions. What is the mystery surrounding the death of Henry's mother? Is the family concealing a terrible secret within the elegant rooms of the Abbey? Can she trust Henry, or is he part of an evil conspiracy? Catherine finds dreadful portents in the most prosaic events, until Henry persuades her to see the peril in confusing life with art.



Title : Northanger Abbey
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ISBN : 1593082649
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 251 pages


Reviews


Zoë rated it ★★★★★

November 03, 2016

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 more 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 th...


Claire rated it ★★★★★

March 13, 2015

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...


Bookdragon Sean rated it ★★★★★

February 13, 2016

Jane Austen’s novels are just about romance and naïve 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...


emma rated it ★★★★★

June 10, 2017

I don’t even know what to say. This book was such a flippin’ blast. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay, 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...


Bill rated it ★★★★☆

June 14, 2017

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...


Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ rated it ★★★★☆

March 16, 2017

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 naïve a heroine as Austen ever created, with no particular distinguishing characteristics ex...


Jason rated it ★★★★★

December 19, 2008

(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegally.) The CCLaP 100: In which I read for the first time a hundred so-called "classics," then write report...


Henry rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2017

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 enj...


Raeleen rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 28, 2015

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, and I find her novels to be quite...


Jeffrey rated it ★★★★☆

January 07, 2013

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 more extens...





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