Northanger Abbey? I’m sure there are many of you out there who have no clue what I am talking about.
Its one of Jane Austen’s last novels, published by her brother after her death. It is also an amazing book that hardly anyone knows.
So we are here to spread some Northanger Abbey around as this year marks its 200th anniversary!
The book is a parody of romantic fiction and gothic novels.
It has a great main character, Catherine Morland (which my pseudonym comes from) who we can easily connect to. We all feel like Catherine at times in our lives, hoping that we will have an adventure and meet a dashing hero.
And it has a great leading man in Mr. Tilney. I mean it! Once you read about him, he is a real contender for the number one Austen hero.
Yep a great book that I can’t wait to start celebrating and spreading!
Besides going through the book I will be also reviewing things that are referenced in it, inspirational to the book, and those inspired by it.
A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
North by Northanger: Or the Shades of Pemberley (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy #3) by Carrie Bebris
”Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice” by Rachel M. Brownstein from The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen compiled by editors Edward Copeland and Juliet McMaster. 2003 (originally printed in 1997).
Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
“The Art of Sinking” by J. Marie Croft, “For Mischief’s Sake by Amy D’Orazio, and “As Much As He Can” by Sophia Rose; Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues by edited by Christina Boyd
Definitely Not Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos
Jane in Love by Rachel Givney
Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1) by Kevin Kwan
Northanger Alibi (The Jane Austen Diaries #2) by Jenni James
North by Northanger by Rebecca H. Jamison
Midnight Bell by Francis Lathom
The Monk by Matthew Lewis
Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons (Supernatural Jane Austen Series #2) by Vera Nazarian & Jane Austen
The Mysterious Warnings by Eliza Parsons
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
Clermont by Regina Maria Roche
Rational Creatures: Catherine Morland, Eleanor Tilney, & Lady Susan by Sophia Rose, Karen M. Cox, & Jessie Lewis; edited by Christina Boyd
Northpointe Chalet (Austen Series #4) by Debra White Smith
American Dreamer (1984)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Pup Fiction, Wishbone (1995)
For more Northanger Abbey, go to Read Jane Austen, Wear Jane Austen
For more Catherine Morland, go to You Put the Jedi in Pride & PreJEDIce
For more Mr. Tilney, go to Midnight in Austenland