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Book review: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

This book was remarkable to me in two points:

  • Another painfully accurate representation of a teenage girl, with all her romance and naivety, as well as of her affliction by the worst type of douche-bro…
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Atonement Book Book And Movie Review

Ian McEwan’s 2003 novel, Atonement, opens with the following quote from Northanger Abbey:

“If I understand you rightly, you had formed a surmise of such horror as I have hardly words to—Dear Miss Morland, consider the dreadful nature of the suspicions you have entertained.

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All have been, or at least all have believed themselves to be, in danger from the pursuit of someone whom they wished to avoid; and all have been anxious for the attention of someone whom they wished to please.

Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen

Trying to choose between reading about Beowulf and revenge and violence and misogyny— and thinking about the task of having to write about these things— maybe I’ll just pose by a window like this.


Catherine as a Pawn of Gothic Satire in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey

In her critical analysis, “From Involuntary Object to Voluntary Spy: Female Agency, Novels, and the Marketplace in Northanger Abbey,” Susan Zlotnick states, “Catherine’s novel reading endows her with a genuine sense of agency, one that offers a better prospect for increasing her self-determination”(Zlotnick 288). 544 more words


Northanger Abbey

Firstly, I must state that this is not Jane Austen’s book by the same name. Well… I mean it is, but it’s not. This is a review of Val McDermid’s retelling of Northanger Abbey as part of the Austen Project series being released. 511 more words


2 in 1

I saw this tag on booktube and thought it would be fun to do to warm up this creaky old blog before the read-a-thon this weekend. 451 more words

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