Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen Reviews
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by - written on 18/03/12 (Very useful, 76 readings)
***Please note this review contains some spoilers*** Introduction:- Northanger Abbey was Jane Austen's first completed novel, but it wasn't published until 1817, after the author's death, along with Persuasion. Northanger Abbey is vastly different from her more well-known works, but not to its detriment. Although it contains many of the themes prevalent in Austen's oeuvre; marriages, misunderstandings, love, deceit, it feels like a very different work. Northanger Abbey is a novel about novels and reading, specifically gothic fiction. Northanger Abbey cleverly pokes fun at the excess and high camp of such novels, while at times knowingly invoking ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/11/10 (Very useful, 44 readings)
Last Christmas (which seems absolutely ages ago now!) I received a box set of hardback Jane Austen novels. I read and reviewed a couple at the time, but then went off back to uni and didn't take my set with me. I've been home for a few weeks now and decided to take the opportunity to catch up with the novels. Northanger Abbey has an interesting history. It was the first of Jane Austen's longer novels to be completed, towards the end of the eighteenth century, and it was in fact sold to a London bookseller in 1803 with a view to publication. However it was not published until 1818, alongside Jane Austen's final novel Persuasion, after the author's death and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/04/10 (Very useful, 40 readings)
I love Jane Austen's books and had been told that Northanger Abbey was funnier and lighter than the rest, which was the first thing that drew me to it. The nineteenth century is so often regarded as a stiff and boring age, where society was steeped in concern for propriety and women therefore had little employment or conversation, but Jane Austen presents a stark contrast to this picture in her writing. Her intelligence and skill for irony and satire come out particularly well in this novel, published posthumously in 1818, and Georgian England is put in a better light because of her. Northanger Abbey is a satire on the romantic and Gothic novels very popular ... Read the complete review
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