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Northanger Abbey 2007

I continue on my Jane Austen Adaptation Festival with the latest (2007) version of Northanger Abbey – I do prefer this one to the 1987 version. First, it has high production values – beautiful to look at, secondly Andrew Davies is the screenwriter and he always manages to be reasonably faithful to the novel, but ramps up the […]

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This is part of the Austen Project. I’ve read Joanna Trollope’s Sense and Sensibility and the new Emma (review of that to follow later). This one is my favourite so far. Here is the blurb … Internationally best-selling crime writer Val McDermid has riveted millions of readers worldwide with her acutely suspenseful, psychologically complex, seamlessly plotted thrillers. In Northanger Abbey, she […]

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The Year That Was

Well I did a little bit better than last year. This year I made it to 24 posts! My aim for next year is 50. I’m also planning on having my own personal Pride and Prejudice festival. I shall watch as many adaptations as I can find, re-read the novel and as many of the reference […]

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I saw a theatrical adaptation of Northanger Abbey. It was adapted for the stage by Tim Luscombe and directed by Theo Messenger. I thought the adaptation was fabulous – bits of The Mysteries of Udolpho was mixed in and it seemed to cover all of the major plot points. The play I saw an amateur production (this […]

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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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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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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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