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Northanger Abbey Free download ¾ 5 ☆ Jane Austen's first novel—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature innocence and sometime self delusion Though Austen's fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subseuent visit to Northanger AbbeyAllible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subseuent visit to Northanger Abbey Catherine eventually triumphs blossoming into a discern. Catherine Morland is your typical seventeen year old girl of the turn of the century 19th that is She reads too much an illness that is sadly terminal Gothic books are her passion and the rage of the era Any ancient home that is eerie ominous or sinister the young lady would enjoy seeing if there were any in the area She lives in a uiet English village too uiet where everyone knows each other which keeps the populous from misadventures Her parents have ten children and surprisingly her mother is alive and healthy Miss Morland's father is a well to do clergyman but with all those kids nobody would know especially Catherine Mrs Allen a wealthy neighbor is going on a six week vacation to Bath with MrAllen he has the fashionable gout the most famous resort in England Mrs Allen needs an agreeable companion to talk to she's rather silly asks Catherine Her chief interest is clothes still how long can you speak about fashion before it gets tiresome The fatigued husband doesn't stay in her presence very long Arriving in town is exciting and daunting soon people start to notice Miss Catherine Morland particularly young men a new experience for her She grew up a tomboy playing outside with the boys not inside with dolls Yet the last three years her homely awkwardness has vanished a pleasant pretty appearance she acuires that even her astonished mother acknowledges Catherine soon forms a friendship with Isabella Thorpe a beautiful deceitful gold digger her family has little but she has at 21 time is running out for her to catch a rich husband It doesn't take long to discover that Catherine's brother James and Isabella's brother John are best friends so naturally the two ladies also become too Then the brothers of the girls come to town unexpectedly Catherine loves her plain looking older brother and you can imagine the shock that she feels when James and Isabella become engaged Yes it's the first time Catherine has been out of her insulated village of Fullerton Still true love has a rocky road to travel when it isn't Henry Tilney a wealthy man's son meets the charming Catherine at a dance She has eyes for him but so does Isabella's annoying brother John for her he's always talking about his horses However Henry's older brother Captain Frederick Tilney arrives too very popular Bath is for romance and starts flirting with Isabella which she doesn't mind but James does He has money than Catherine's brother The resort is famous for the miraculous waters though most go there for the dancing plays card games and walking around in the Grand Pump Room and meeting the rich Showing everyone who's interested they're in town nobody is Later Catherine is invited by General Tilney the father of Henry to go to Northanger Abbey his home Amazingly a real Gothic house with his son and daughter Eleanor another friend of Catherine 's and stay a few weeks The girl with a wild imagination is thrilled finally all Catherine's dreams have come to pass

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Jane Austen's first novel published posthumously in 1818 tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature innocence and sometime self delusion Though Austen's f. A creepy mansion Dark and stormy nights and Jane Austen just having fun with us Now I must give one smirk and then we may be rational againSeventeen year old Catherine Morland as innocent and naïve a heroine as Austen ever created with no particular distinguishing characteristics except goodhearted sincerity and an overfondness for Gothic novels is invited to stay in Bath for several weeks with kindly and wealthy neighbors She meets a new bestie Isabella as well as Henry Tilney a guy who's far too uick―not to mention wealthy―for her But he has a weakness for cute girls who totally admire himTheir relationship strikes me as weak probably because Austen was focused on creating a parody by turning Gothic conventions on their heads than on creating a compelling heroine and romance Henry is a great character but Catherine really isn't uite up to his level despite all of Jane Austen's rationalizations though maybe that's true to life sometimes However I comfort myself with the thought that Catherine isn't unintelligent just young and inexperienced I have faith in Henry's ability to kindly help her learn to think deeply and criticallyAusten inserts a lot of sarcastic side comments mocking Gothic plot elements like Catherine's father being not in the least addicted to locking up his daughters and her mother instead of dying in bringing the latter sons into the world as anybody might expect still living on in inexplicably good health But Austen also takes the time whilst skewering Gothic novels to make a few pleas to readers in favor of novels generally And she creates one of her most deliciously shallow and hypocritical characters in Isabella whose mendacious comments along with Henry's sarcastic ones were the biggest pleasure in this book for meWhen Catherine is invited to visit with Henry's family at the formidable Northanger Abbey all her Gothic daydreams finally seem poised to come true A mysterious heavy chest in her bedroom with silver handles broken perhaps prematurely by some strange violence; an odd locked area of the house; a man she suspects of doing away with his wife Gasp Austen makes fun of it all and Catherine's disturbed imagination along with it Catherine repeatedly gets shot down and then makes firm although not necessarily long lasting resolutions not to let her imagination run away with her in the future But it seems likely that in the end she's gained some experience and wisdomNot to mention view spoilerHenry hide spoiler

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Northanger AbbeyIng woman who learns truths about love life and the heady power of literature The satirical novel pokes fun at the gothic novel while earnestly emphasizing caution to the female sex. Elizabeth may be the most beloved Emma may be the hated and of course Elinor is the most sensible but I personally think Catherine is the most relatableWe can't all be as witty and perceptive as Lizzie and we hopefully aren't as meddling and silly as Emma But Catherine Well she's somewhere in the middle of normal She's not always as clever as she wishes she's not the wealthiest heiress in the room and she's not always sure of what she's doing She's justevery girl who's ever gone to the big city and gotten a little dazzled by the wrong friends overwhelmed by their imagination and fallen in love with a handsome boy with a good sense of humorAlso she loves a good gothic novelCatherine seemed kind of silly and ignorant at first glance but as the book goes on you realize that it's just that she's young and trusting As the story goes on you see her slowly come into herself find her voice and learn how to stand up to the characters that would lead her to do the wrong thingAnd then there's Northanger AbbyWhich all things considered wasn't all that interesting There were a few funny moments when she first arrived and tried her hand at becoming a gothic heroine but I hoped there would be to it than that lotta buildup not a lotta payoffAnd Henry He's the male version of Catherine He's not some dashing Superman he's just a nice normal guy who does the right thingI was maybe happier for these two lovebirds when they beat the odds than I am for a lot of literary couples because they were just so damn regular I read this 10 years ago and decided to listen to it on audiobook this time around Loved it Wanda McCaddon was the narrator and she was absolutely wonderful