Northanger Abbey: And Persuasion (Google eBook)

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Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1871 - 446 pages
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I found Northanger Abbey very easy to read. - Goodreads
Yet... the ending seemed to me too rushed. - Goodreads
This was a very enjoyable love story. - Goodreads
Her writing is timeless. - Goodreads
Still, there is a sensible love story too. - Goodreads
She's just a good writer. - Goodreads

Review: Northanger Abbey

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Jane Austen's satire in this is worth going through the sub-par story (note: sub-par for Austen, otherwise it is perfectly "par.") There's also really interesting subversion of Gothic tropes, which I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Schill - Goodreads

The liveliest and most hilarious of Jane Austen's novels. Read full review

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Page 36 - It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda;" or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language.
Page 240 - Miss Morland, consider the dreadful nature of the suspicions you have entertained. What have you been judging from ? Remember the country and the age in which we live. Remember that we are English, that we are Christians.
Page 5 - SIR WALTER ELLIOT, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one...
Page 7 - He considered the blessing of beauty as inferior only to the blessing of a baronetcy ; and the Sir Walter Elliot, who united these gifts, was the constant object of his warmest respect and devotion.
Page 124 - Charmouth, with its high grounds and extensive sweeps of country, and still more its sweet retired bay, backed by dark cliffs, where fragments of low rock among the sands make it the happiest spot for watching the flow of the tide, for sitting in unwearied contemplation; — the woody varieties of the cheerful village of Up Lyme, and, above all, Pinny, with its green chasms between romantic rocks, where the scattered forest trees and orchards of luxuriant growth declare that many a generation must...
Page 38 - Dear creature! how much I am obliged to you; and when you have finished Udolpho, we will read the Italian together; and I have made out a list of ten or twelve more of the same kind for you.
Page 110 - Anne could not immediately fall into a quotation again. The sweet scenes of autumn were for a while put by— unless some tender sonnet, fraught with the apt analogy of the declining year, with declining happiness, and the images of youth and hope, and spring, all gone together, blessed her memory. She roused herself to say, as they struck by order into another path, "Is not this one of the ways to Winthrop?
Page 320 - It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides; and for myself, I certainly never should, in any circumstance of tolerable similarity, give such advice.
Page 124 - Pinny, with its green chasms between romantic rocks, where the scattered forest trees and orchards of luxuriant growth declare that many a generation must have passed away since the first partial falling of the cliff prepared the ground for such a state, where a scene so wonderful and so lovely is exhibited, as may more than equal any of the resembling scenes of the far-famed Isle of" Wight: — these places must be visited, and visited" again, to make the worth of Lyme understood.
Page 8 - Anne, with an elegance of mind and sweetness of character, which must have placed her high with any people of real understanding, was nobody with either father or sister ; her word had no weight, her convenience was always to give way — she was only Anne.

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