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Monthly Archive for October, 2008

Why is Northanger Abbey my least favourite Austen novel? I have been thinking about this for a few days. Henry Tilney is charming and witty and the authorial voice is, at times, wickedly funny, … Mrs Allen was one of that numerous class of females, whose society can raise no other emotion than surprise at their […]

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Northanger Abbey Cross Word

I’ve finished reading Northanger Abbey and I plan to write a proper post later, but in the mean time I’ve whipped up a cross word .. just follow the link. Northanger Abbey Crossword I have no idea how to get the crossword into my blog post, so I linked to it instead.

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I’m still reading Northanger Abbey. I’ve never been a Henry Tilney fan – more of a Mr Knightley fan – but I am being seduced by his wit and charm. I have seen the 1986 adaptation with Peter Firth as Henry Tilney, but he just seemed supercilious and way too old. I’m glad I’ve taken […]

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I bought a new edition of Northanger Abbey  – it was published by Cameron House (an imprint of Bookwise International). This is what it has on the back … The complete text in a modern, readable typeface. Four clear introductions by renowned Austen scholars. A timeline in colour of Jane Austen’s world. A colour map […]

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I saw the last two episodes of Lost in Austen. I thought it was fabulous and I’m sure Jane Austen would have approved – this is the author who wrote Northanger Abbey I’m sure she would appreciate a tongue in cheek look at her novels (or more particularly the adaptations). Here are some more links […]

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Lost in Austen – Episode 2

I watched the second episode of Lost in Austen. I’m loving this show – it’s just so much fun. Jane Bennet and Mr Collins! And I think Hugh Bonneville as Mr Bennet is fabulous and Miss Bingley is suitably snooty and unpleasant. There are a lot of images of the series here  and here is […]

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Well in the spirit of Go Gothic, I’ve started reading Northanger Abbey – just chapters one to three. I’ve forgotten how much I like it. I would say my favourite Austen is Emma, but Northanger Abbey has a really light touch. Here are some quotes I loved … Her father was a clergyman, without being neglected, […]

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