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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, or poor, and a very respectable man, though his name was Richard – and he had never been handsome.

and

Mrs Allen was one of that numerous class of females, whose society can raise no other emotion than surprise at there being any men in the world who could like them well enough to marry them. She had neither beauty, genius, accomplishment, nor manner.

I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the novel.

I haven’t read any Northanger Abbey continuations or prequels – Are there any?

I have seen the latest BBC adaptation though and I really liked it.

I have just read on Austenprose that the reading schedule has changed we  now have longer to read The Mysteries of Udolpho (brilliant!).

3 Responses to “Northanger Abbey Chapters 1 – 3”

  1. Danielle says:

    Hello!

    My name is Danielle Jackson and I’m a publicist at Sourcebooks, Inc. I’ve come across your site a few times now, after working with Laurel Ann on Austenprose, and I wanted to touch base with you–Sourcebooks is the #1 Austen sequel/continuation publisher in the country. I hope you don’t mind me commenting on your blog, but please email me–I’d love to send you some of our books (including new Georgette Heyer reissues) to review on your site, and possibly host author interviews/gust blogs and even do a giveaway or two!

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    Thanks,
    Danielle

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