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[Jane Austen] ☆ Northanger Abbey [crochet PDF] Ebook Epub Download ✓ 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 dull but that s just me.
I have nothing negative to say about Austen or her books, but unfortunately I don t find myself able to enjoy them.
c est la vie I don t even know what to say This book was such a flippin blast.
coOkay, 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 saywoke He s the best But let me backtrack a bit.
Northanger Abbey is Austen s satire, and she pokes fun at gothic horror books by having her heroine, Catherine, believe she s essentially in one AND SO MUCH GOOD COMES OUT OF THIS The satire is hilarious there s one moment, for example, when what Catherine believes is a spooky, ghastly scroll is really a list of the contents of a linen closet But right when it s about to stop being funny, and you re getting just the teensiest bit annoyed at Catherine s na vet , it ends She confesses to Henry, whose father Jane Austen S First Novel Published Posthumously InTells The Story Of Catherine Morland And Her Dangerously Sweet Nature, Innocence, And Sometime Self Delusion Though Austen S Fallible Heroine Is Repeatedly Drawn Into Scrapes While Vacationing At Bath And During Her Subsequent Visit To Northanger Abbey, Catherine Eventually Triumphs, Blossoming Into A Discerning Woman Who Learns Truths About Love, Life, And The Heady Power Of Literature The Satirical Novel Pokes Fun At The Gothic Novel While Earnestly Emphasizing Caution To The Female Sex A creepy mansion Dark and stormy nights and Jane Austen just having fun with usNow I must give one smirk, and then we may be rational again Seventeen year old Catherine Morland, as innocent and na ve a heroine as Austen ever created, with no particular distinguishing characteristics except goodhearted sincerity and an overfondness for Gothic novels, is invited to stay in Bath for several weeks with kindly and wealthy neighbors She meets a new bestie, Isabella as well as Henry Tilney, a guy who s far too quick not to mention wealthy for her But he has a weakness for cute girls who totally admire him.
Their relationship strikes me as weak, probably because Austen was focusedon creating a parody by turning Gothic conventions on their heads than on creating a compelling heroine and romance Henry is a great ch 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 enjoy seeing, if there were any in the area She lives in a quiet English village, too quiet where everyone knows each other, which keeps the populous from misadventures Her parents have ten children and surprisingly, her mother is alive and healthy Miss Morland s father is a well to do clergyman, but with all those kids, nobody would know especially Catherine Mrs Allen a wealthy neighbor is going on a six week vacation to Bath, with Mr.
Allen he has the fashionable gout , the most famous resort in England Mrs Allen needs an agr It is only a novel or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language Well, I guess Jane Austen wrote my review of her novel in her novel That s a bit annoying, as I can t compete with her wit of course But evenannoying is the fact that I wrote my own imaginary review in my head before I started the book and as opposed to Austen s summary, mine doesn t work out at all any, now that I know the story It is dangerous to check the facts before writing your opinion for facts have the frustrating habit of changing your opinions if you dare to leave the realm of your fiction.
Like the young heroine in Northanger Abbey A charming early Austen novel filled with overt criticism of Mrs Radcliffe and implied criticism of Fanny Burneybut 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 just a little too naive, and therein lies some of the criticism who is fascinated by all things gothic and therefore misinterprets much of what she sees, manufacturing the sinister in a score of places and yet not recognizing real evil when it stares her in the face The book, while filled with good sense, is nevertheless lighthearted and very funny, and may well be the sunniest of Austen s works.
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 affordedextensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the world, no species of composition has been so much decried From pride, ignorance, or fashion, our foes are almost as many as our readers And while the abilities of the nine hundredth abridger of the History of England, or of the man who collects and publishes in a volume some dozen lines of Milton, Pope, and Prior, with a paper from the Spectator, and a chapter from Sterne, are eulogized by a thousand pens, there seems almost a general with of decrying the capacity and undervaluing the labour of the
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 DISLIKE Pride and Prejudice, but I just don t think it stands up to this one I m sorry, but it s true Northanger Abbey feels like two very different stories that eventually merge into one at the end the story of feisty, level headed romance novel addict Catherine Morland and her adventures in Bath during the party season, falling in love and making new friends and escaping unpleasant suitors and the story of Catherine s post Bath vacation with her new b Jane Austen s novels are just about romance and na ve 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 actually bothered to read one of her novels, because I had to for university purposes, I realise how stupid I was to actually think this Jane Austen is one of, if not the, best novelists of all time If you disbelieve me, and held a similar opinion to my own, then read one of her novels and find out for yourself That being said though Catherine, the protagonist of this novel, is somewhat ignorant and na ve to the ways of the world but, she had to be Indeed, if not Austen would have been unable to achieve such an endearing comment on the