Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

By Jane Austen

  • Release Date : 1890-01-01
  • Genre : Paranormal
  • FIle Size : 0.21 MB
Score: 4
From 173 Ratings
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Northanger Abbey Northanger Abbey is a hilarious parody of 18th century gothic novels. The heroine, 17-year old Catherine, has been reading far too many “horrid” gothic novels and would love to encounter some gothic-style terror — but the superficial world of Bath proves hazardous enough.


  • Teenage girls eh?

    By Saayafan
    I so wanted to read a book about how annoying and self obsessed teenage girls are and Miss Austen did not disappoint. This book is so far ahead of its time. Catherine is like "I'm sooooo bored" so she like goes to Bath, yeah, with some old people and meets Isabella who's like "You're my BFF!". And Catherine's like "Me too babe." And there's this dishy clergyman and Isabella says "You so lurve him". And Catherine's like "Whatever." And Isabella's brother is such a lying toad. Anyway in order to dampen down all this excitement Miss Austen provides an essay on reading habits which does the trick very well. Then it turns out that Isabella and James, Catherine's brother, are to get married, but not for three years and then on the pittance of £400 a year which is all that James's father can afford. Isabella is way annoyed by either the timescale or the money. She starts flirting with the clergyman's soldier brother. Catherine goes off to the clergyman's home, Northanger Abbey, where she thinks evil things about the clergyman's father and the death of his mother. There are misunderstandings and overreactions and everybody's upset. Then everybody's happy. The end. Another preudo-legal document from Miss Austen where every word and sentence have been so carefully thought out. Every word and sentence are to be scrutinised for innuendo. It is, happily, short.
  • Wonderful

    By Hensin
    Underrated book. The heroine Catherine is so likeable and the tale is very entertaining. Definitely worth a read.
  • Northanger Abbey

    By Patsyloveselvis
    Found this book a bit hard going. Glad I have read it. Her other books are better.
  • Northanger Abbey

    By isobelthompson
    This is the first Jane Austen book I have read and will definitely not be the last! I was reluctant to read Jane Austen however I am glad I did (I have the 'A Silly Fun Jane Austen Time' team to thank for it!) this has immediately become one of my favourite books!
  • Northanger Abbey

    By Ms Pseudonym
    Average. Definitely not Jane Austen's best piece of work. Persuasion is much better.