Northanger Abbey

By Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey

 3.8 

Northanger Abbey

135 Quotes    3.8 

The first novel by Jane Austen, posthumously published in 1818, tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence and sometimes self-delusion. Although Austen's fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while on holiday at Bath and during her subsequent visit t... o the Abbey of Northanger, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learns truths about love, life, and literature's heady power. The satirical novel pokes fun at the gothic novel while earnestly stressing caution on the sex of women.

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  • PUBLISHED ON

    Jun 20, 2009

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    Kindle Edition

  • LANGUAGE

    English

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Quotes from Northanger Abbey

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

Miss Morland, no one can think more highly of the understanding of women than I do. In my opinion, nature has given them so much, that they never find it necessary to use more than half.

[I]t is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible.

If I could not be persuaded into doing what I thought wrong, I will never be tricked into it.

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.

I assure you. I have no notion of treating men with such respect. That is the way to spoil them.

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Austen’s novels are indisputably the original rom-coms. While they come without smutty jokes there is the confusion, mix-ups and hurt feelings that feature in every Notting Hill and Bridget Jones.

The language can be difficult to adjust to for the modern reader...but it is worth soldiering on and acclimating for some of the funniest scenes ever put on paper...Northanger Abbey may not be Jane Austen's most famous novel, but readers will recognize their friends and frenemies in the characters and enjoy a witty plot.

Readers of serious fiction and even fans of Jane Austen’s later works may find the novel to be too lighthearted or may find Austen’s direct commentary somewhat intrusive. However, the novel will resonate with those who are interested in the subject of reading, which is a central theme in the book.

As always, Jane Austen’s writing is wonderful and elegant. The words flow off the pages, and I’m lured into her narrative. The story it self was also well done and shorter than her other works, if you haven’t read anything by her yet, I suggest starting here...A great choice for any classic fan.

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