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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.
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While not my favorite Jane Austen, I do think Northanger Abbey had many characteristics that recommend itself. The satire on British society is very well portrait in the chapters in Bath. Especially the events in the pump room. As usual Austen is able to make me swoon over the romance, but I do find it somewhat lacking in it's climactic moment of truth. When the heroine finds she is loved in return. This scene is so incomparable to other Austen's (Eleanor for example). But overall, there is a lot to be appreciated in this novel. And I think it's definitely worth a read.
The perfect book!
I cant seem to get enough of jane! she is the best romance writter!! :)
Great read, love Jane Austin's heroines!