Written by : Jane Austen
Release date : 2006 (1818)
Pages : 301
The story’s unlikely heroine is Catherine Morland, a remarkably innocent seventeen-year-old woman from a country parsonage. While spending a few weeks in Bath with a family friend, Catherine meets and falls in love with Henry Tilney, who invites her to visit his family estate, Northanger Abbey. Once there, Catherine, a great reader of Gothic thrillers, lets the shadowy atmosphere of the old mansion fill her mind with terrible suspicions. What is the mystery surrounding the death of Henry’s mother? Is the family concealing a terrible secret within the elegant rooms of the Abbey? Can she trust Henry, or is he part of an evil conspiracy? Catherine finds dreadful portents in the most prosaic events, until Henry persuades her to see the peril in confusing life with art.
What can you say about this story? Well first it’s one of my favourite books that Jane Austen wrote. The story is so well written and when I read it, I could imagine myself in Bath. Catherine, the main character, is such a lovely girl who loves reading and has a wild imagination. This wild imagination is going to go too far when she’s going to stay with her friends, the Tilneys. Oh how I got irritated by Isabella. She only talks about herself and how she cannot go anywhere without Catherine by her side. I wanted to go into the story and just shake her! I enjoyed reading about the Tilneys and was so happy when they invited Catherine to stay with them. There was great suspense when Catherine found something in the Abbey and didn’t know what it was. I loved the way the story ends. I do have to say that the romance in the story keeps you waiting till the very end.
For Dutch Readers: If you never tried a book of Jane Austen and this does sound interesting you should try and read it in English. If you have trouble reading in English, try it in Dutch first. After you can always try and read the original. I truly recommend this book, cause it really is so beautiful.
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