Catherine Morland should know better. She's the very ideal of a nice, normal girl. But Catherine is cursed with an overactive imagination.
She is also obsessed with lurid Gothic novels, where terrible things happen to the heroine.
Which gets her into all sorts of trouble...When Catherine visits Bath and meets funny, sharp Henry Tilney, she's instantly taken with him.
But when she is invited to the Tilneys' home, the sinister Northanger Abbey, fantasy starts to get in the way of reality.
Will she learn to separate out the two?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 15/05/2006
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780755331444
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Review by amerynth
"Northanger Abbey" is definitely not my favorite amongst Jane Austen's novels, but nor it is my least liked either. The book succeeds on the back of its heroine Catherine Moreland, who despite being rather daft and silly is still fairly likeable and interesting.Catherine, who is enthralled with the Gothic romance "Mysteries of Udolpho," travels to Bath and later to an abbey she believes is imbued with all things "Udolpho." Along the way, she meets a variety of characters, some disreputable, some not... and it is all tied up in a neat and tidy package, as you'd expect from an Austen story.A fun story... more so if you've read "Udolpho" so you know when Austen is poking fun at the novel. I found this to be an enjoyable and quick read.
Review by lozbeth1
One of my favourite Jane Austen books, she has such a familiar writing style. Although it could be said the story is lacking in terms of a plot, you cannot fault the way in which the characters are brought to life and the empathy you feel with them.