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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey [Kindle Edition]

Jane Austen
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 394 KB
  • Print Length: 170 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453767533
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084B008Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #416 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not her best - but has its charms 20 July 2014
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This was I think the first book of Jane Austen's that was accepted for publication, but it was not printed until 13 years later when her brother bought the manuscript back by returning the £10 advance. It therefore is less polished as her later works. It is a bit of a flimsy story, and has a charming, but very naive heroine. The hero Henry is a clergyman with a great knowledge of ladies fashions and a teasing sense of humour. I enjoyed the first half of the book, where Catherine stays in Bath and meets the awful Thorpes and although there are some good comic moments during the visit to Northanger Abbey the middle of the book flags a bit. The end is a bit rushed, but by then I was pleased to be nearly finished - the author acknowledges this herself, in a very witty aside. If you are only going to read one Austen then I would suggest P&P or Emma.
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Really enjoyed reading this book once again, having read it and did it for my English literature exams but at that stage in my life the book meant nothing to me and I did not understand it at all, but obviously though maturity and reading more books than I used to read at school, as I was more into music, I had no problem understanding the book this time round and really felt that I was Catherine in the book myself, it kept my page turning right to the very end, to the extent that I could not put it done and read right through the night and this morning until I finished it just now. Pity that was not the case when I was doing my English exams as I would have achieved better marks, but a really good book that most definitely brings you into each word and actually I felt that it was related in the same way as Downtown Abbey of today.
A must book to read, DEFINITELY for all ages but obviously not the very young. Go on buy it or download it now and see if you will agree with my review lol
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5.0 out of 5 stars A delectable delight! 11 April 2014
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The first of Austen's completed novels, Northanger Abbey was sold to a bookseller for £10 in 1803, but the bookseller then decided not to publish it. In 1816, her brother bought it back for the original price - the bookseller was unaware that the book was written by the same author who had by then achieved so much anonymous fame and success with Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility et al. It was finally published in 1818, six months or so after Austen's death.

Northanger Abbey is the most deliciously light of all of Austen's books, filled with humour as Austen pokes gentle fun at her own class and gender. Catherine Morland is our naïve 17-year-old heroine, leaving her country parsonage home for the first time to visit the bright lights of Bath in the company of her generous neighbours, the Allens. Starry-eyed and romantic, and with an obsessive love of the Gothic sensation fiction of the day, Catherine is ready to be thrilled by everything and everyone she meets.

Empty-headed Mrs Allen is a kind and generous hostess, but is not much of a guide to young Catherine except in the matter of clothes. At first, they know no-one and poor Catherine must watch as the excitement of Bath seems to be passing her by, but then she meets the lively and lovely Isabella and within hours they are inseparable friends - and surely only a cynic would suspect that Isabella's sudden interest in Catherine could have anything to do with her desire to get closer to Catherine's handsome brother, James. Even more exciting for Catherine, though, is her first meeting with Henry Tilney - good-looking, charming, wonderful dancer and son of the owner of Northanger Abbey, the very name of which is enough to set Catherine's Gothic-loving heart a-flutter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun book 21 Oct 2013
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I had not read this for a long time and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Jane Austen having a fun time playing with the gothic novel but at the same time showing that people (particularly young people) are totally recognisable now despite the time gap.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hard reading 4 Jun 2013
By mon
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Having just bought a kindle I decided it was time to start reading some of the classics. I found the book very hard going, it had a quite feeble story line and I am not surprised that it was some years before it was published.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 July 2014
By Bex
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars 15 July 2014
By Mo.
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good read classic
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star 5 July 2014
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Love Jane Austen. Not this one though. Irritated till I had to give up - I hate doing that.
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