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"Northanger Abbey"~ Let's talk Austen!

Northanger Abbey is notably a coming of age story. So can the protagonist Catherine be considered an inspiring heroine?

“Catherine Morland, a quixotic young woman who sees things through the distorted lens of the Gothic novel, must grow out of that illusion. 555 more words

Writing

That's what best friends are for!

“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .””

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Inspirational

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I spent the afternoon laying beneath a tree and going back and forth between reading Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, napping, and thinking while staring up in the sky. 35 more words

Personal

The Works of Jane Austen: Completed

I have been putting off this post for some time as I actually finished my last Jane Austen novel about two months ago. I have just been feeling so sad that I don’t have any left to read (And I hate re-reading books). 396 more words

Book

[Overview] of July: in which I use way too many moving images

Most of the reading this month looked like this:

I re-read all the Harry Potter books (except Philosophers Stone, since I re-read that one in April). 137 more words

Overview

Frances Evesham - An Independent Woman

 An Independent Woman: Northanger Abbey meets Downton in Victorian England

Victorian times are not so distant as we sometimes imagine. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting several Victorians, born at the turn of the 19th Century, and guess what – they were ordinary people, just like us. 1,210 more words

Guest Bloggers

Northanger Abbey - Val McDermid (Reading Challenge #6)

Rating: 3.5/5

Val McDermid’s entry in The Austen Project was a delight to read.  Northanger Abbey is my least favorite Austen, though it’s still a book I really enjoy.   83 more words

Romance