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Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey | Austen Jane
Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) A famous English novelist. Jane Austen is known primarily for her six major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Northanger Abbey (1817) was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed for publication, but published щтдн after her death. The novel is a satire of the Gothic novels popular at the time. The heroine, Catherine, thinks life is like a Gothic novel, but her real experiences bring her down to earth as an ordinary young woman.
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Morinen
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Mother's Day with the family reading. My cousin's oldest also brought her books, though right now she's watching Spongebob.

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EmilieGR
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I have trouble with the protagonist but love to watch her grow

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Elisa
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Finally getting around to reading and listening to this beauty on audio, and I am enjoying it so much!!

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CogsOfEncouragement
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Second time reading this, with seven years in between. I forgot how much I like our heroine‘s romantic lead in this one. #ArdentlyAustenBookClub

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Merethebookgal
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I forgot how fun this book was! There were so many ridiculous chuckle-worthy characters, and the setting of Bath and the the abbey made for an interesting backdrop to the story.

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CogsOfEncouragement
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I‘m starting Northanger Abbey tonight. It is the April read for the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub on Insta. In my facebook memories I see that I began this same title on the same day in 2012. That is quite a fun coincidence. I‘m looking forward to rereading this. #BookNerdBliss

LeahBergen Oh, how I love this one! 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww too cute!!! 💞💞💞💞 2mo
BooknerdsLife Love your pink books 😍💗📚 2mo
vkois88 Ahhhh!!! Love this pic ❤❤❤ 2mo
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Leniverse
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Emory 😱 2mo
Hestapleton Maybe some fabric paint? Trace the outline? Use some tape to give you an outline and then put an old T-shirt inside the book on the off chance the paint bleeds. 2mo
Leniverse @Hestapleton I'm scared to attempt it. 😬 2mo
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rretzler That‘s horrible! If it‘s a new book, I would take it back and ask for a new copy 2mo
AshleyHoss820 Argh!!! I don‘t have many soapboxes but two that I have are promoting literacy and banning stickers on books! 😂😂😂 2mo
Leniverse @rretzler It was an online purchase and I‘m not sure I want the hassle of returning it. It‘s on the back cover at least. 2mo
Leniverse @AshleyHoss820 I hear you! 2mo
wanderinglynn 😳😢 I‘m sorry. I hate that too. 2mo
Sarah83 Oh no.... I hate it, when this happens 😫😫😫 2mo
Wife The same thing happened to my penguin classic edition of Pride and Prejudice. But not as bad as yours😢 2mo
tjwill 😩 2mo
LeahBergen 😭😭😭 2mo
Leniverse @Wife I have P&P and S&S in clothbound too, and they were fine when I took the sticker off. Or, there was a slight colour difference under the sticker but the pattern was intact. Just bad luck with this one, I guess. ☹️ 2mo
CouronneDhiver 😒 the worst 2mo
batsy Ooof! That hurts 😭 2mo
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sarahjane1077
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Up next! My Jane Austen Binge Read continues. #amreading #JaneAusten #clothboundclassics #penguin #coraliebickfordsmith #tbr

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LaLecture
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Another edition to my Jane Austen collection 💙

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anniebannanie
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Think of the Haunted Mansion but not haunted and with more of the bourgeoise.

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shelbyy
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This was a great reread! As usual with Austen, there are many layers of social and cultural critique underlying this charming story. I can never get enough of Austen. Jack loves her work too 😝

BookBabe Jack is adorbs! 😻 3mo
shelbyy @BookBabe he sure is! ☺️ 3mo
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TheBookKeepers
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Omg thank you so much @Johanna414 for this gift! It was a pleasant surprise and really brightened my day along with ur card!! 🥰📚

Johanna414 I‘m glad you like it! 3mo
Purrfectpages How cute! 3mo
TheBookKeepers I love it!!! I just had my last wisdom teeth cut out Monday and I‘ve been pretty winey and ehhh feeling. This cheered me up!! So thoughtful 🥰. @Johanna414 3mo
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Johanna414 Oh man, that is the worst! I had all mine taken out at once and I think it was more painful than childbirth! 3mo
TheBookKeepers @Johanna414 I had 2 done last month & then the last 2 this week. The extraction itself was ok, the recovery tho is awful 👎. But I‘m happy to be done!! Haha 3mo
Johanna414 Time to pamper yourself while you recover! 3mo
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shelbyy
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I am sick today, so I am curling up with a book and some tea 🤒

Slajaunie Hope you feel better! 📖☕️ You need a snuggle buddy! 🐶🐱 3mo
shelbyy @Slajaunie thank you! I actually have one of my cats curled up by my legs right now ☺️ 3mo
Slajaunie 🐾☺️ 3mo
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irre Feel better 3mo
shelbyy @irre thank you! 3mo
tpixie Get well fast!!! Tea 🍵 honey 🍯 & Vitamin C 🍊!!!! 🧡💛🧡 3mo
shelbyy @tpixie thank you ☺️ 3mo
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JoRead
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"Understands muslin" ?
He and Capt. Wentworth are at the top of my favorites by Austen ?

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shelbyy
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Rereading Northanger Abbey next

Traci1 What a lovely cover. 😍 4mo
shelbyy @Traci1 i have a collection of all her novels by the same publisher. Maybe I will post them all sometime. They are beautiful ☺️ 4mo
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Chrissyreadit
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This was not my favorite Jane Austen, I was kind of annoyed by the characters. I think Jane was just finding her way and focused more on satire than likability. But I‘m glad it was on @Librarybelle ‘s #newyearwhodis list and that I read it @monalyisha .

Librarybelle It is a bit different from her other novels. Glad you read it! 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly This one seems to be pretty polarizing—it‘s my favorite Austen and a fairly common pick, but lots of people don‘t like it! 4mo
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kelli7990
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I listened to the first few chapters of this book on Audible and I decided to DNF it. I wasn‘t interested in going any further with it and it was putting me to sleep. I heard a lot of good things about her books so I‘m disappointed but hopefully, I will like Pride And Prejudice a lot better. I‘ve heard it‘s one of her later books and that it was better than this one so we‘ll see.

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Zelma
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And my #bookhaul from the new used bookstore yesterday. So excited! They only had 1 copy of Northanger Abbey and it was the title I was missing for my collection, in the edition I wanted! 😍

8little_paws White trash was fascinating 4mo
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Rachelwierick
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Mehso-so

Full of psychopaths.

e_nybo Hahaha love this description 😂 4mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Panpan

Yes I know it's a satire. Yes I got the joke. I just didn't find it funny. Nothing much happens.

It is interesting to see how much time women with at least moderate priviledge spent sitting around talking to other bored women. Also, maybe I'm over simplifying it, but seems like everyone dances with a partner a few times, takes a carriage ride, walks around a garden or something, and then gets married. At least the cover is pretty.

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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To trudge through or give up? That is the question. I've never read Austen so I really want to read at least one of her books, but at 43% I am struggling to enjoy this. Even though it's short, the writing style of the time doesn't make this a quick read. Im putting it down for the night. Maybe I'll try more tomorrow.

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DannyOlda
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My wife just bought this print of #JaneAusten books by Jane Mount just as I was coincidentally finishing Northanger Abbey. It now hangs in our kitchen.

saresmoore Lovely! 5mo
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Theshadedbuffalo
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I adored this slight parody of gothic romance from the queen Jane Austen herself. Catherine Moreland, our heroine, was so sweetly naive and honest about all things in her life, even if she might stick her foot in her mouth. The female friendships formed in the book are wonderful as well. Loved!!

erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this so much - the book and the film adaptation! 5mo
Theshadedbuffalo @erzascarletbookgasm yes! I‘m going to watch the movie as soon as I can! 5mo
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Theshadedbuffalo
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Baking and listening to a classic. ❤️❤️

Cinfhen Yum!!!! 5mo
MinDea Those look delicious! 5mo
tracey38 I made peanut butter blossoms, among other cookies, this weekend too. 5mo
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Kaye Gosh. Those Russian Teacakes look so good. I‘ve gotta go to the store and pick up stuff to make them. One of my favorite cookies. 5mo
Theshadedbuffalo @Cinfhen and @MinDea they‘re so yummy! 5mo
Theshadedbuffalo @tracey38 peanut blossoms are my family‘s absolute favorite. This is my second batch in two weeks! 5mo
Theshadedbuffalo @kaye I make them with walnuts instead of peanuts, but it‘s a Christmas tradition over here! 5mo
Cinfhen Can u share the recipe for the powder sugar cookie??? We call them snowballs, not sure how you refer to them 😂😂 5mo
Theshadedbuffalo @Cinfhen haha yes! We call them Russian tea cakes. I‘ll make a new post with a picture of the recipe for you. ❤️ 5mo
Cinfhen Soooo sweet!!!! Thank you 🤗🤗🤗🤗 5mo
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Theshadedbuffalo
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Tilney knows what‘s up.

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Theshadedbuffalo
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I still have a little bit to go on this classic, but I‘m just sooooo infuriated by Mr. Thorpe‘s demeanor, egotism, complete lack of self-awareness. Do I have to suffer through more of this horrid man?!

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AnneCecilie
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#adventrecommends day 11

I reread all of Austen‘s 6 novels this year and loved everyone.

I would like to recommend this, as I don‘t think it gets all the attention it deserves compared to some of her other novels. And in a reading community, what better place to recommend a book that among other things are about books and reading. If you like novels written in Austen‘s time or sooner, this will definitely add to your tbr.

erzascarletbookgasm I loved this, as much as Persuasion! 5mo
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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: This moves up to second favorite Austen (behind P&P of course!). The creepy house and the hijinks?! Yes please!! 🙋🏼‍♀️ #Classic

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Librarybelle
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I re-read of Austen‘s first book, but her last book to be published (fits the book published posthumously for #readharder ). It‘s not perfect, but I think that is what makes it perfect. It‘s a spoof of gothic novels, so it includes a somewhat naive heroine who finds herself in a large house/castle. Thanks to Catherine Morland‘s reading Ann Radcliffe novels, she imagines bumps in the night wherever she goes. I laughed out loud in parts.

Suetara I love the cover! 7mo
Librarybelle @Suetara It‘s a Penguin English edition that I purchased through Book Depository. I loved the cover too! 7mo
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Librarybelle
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One of my favorite quotes!

Crinoline_Laphroaig 😍 Mine too! 7mo
Librarybelle @Crinoline_Laphroaig ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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Librarybelle
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Happy Halloween, Littens! It‘s my favorite holiday, so I scheduled a day off months ago. I‘m so glad I did! I knew at the beginning of the month I wanted to read Austen‘s homage to the gothic novel. Spending the morning diving into this while #SebastianKitty sleeps in my lap.

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Good. Enjoyed the story and the way that in this book Jane Austen sometimes breaks the 4th wall and talks to the reader about what is currently going on and whether the outcome is what the reader wanted.

I am really sorry for the lateness in reading this @sammisho but when I started it in August I was in a really stressful job and was looking for another one so I wasn't in a good headspace. Thank for doing the readalongs I have enjoyed them.

aquariusnat I read this a few years ago too . I wasn't sure how I felt about it. Certainly wasn't what I was expecting from Jane! Obviously read P&P and S&S a few times and Emma too . So this was quite a surprise for me. 7mo
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LOL! 🤣 I listened to this on audiobook. The banter between main characters had me laughing this entire week!! I love how Austen captures human nature/human motivations like no one else. Also Catherine is quite a unique ‘heroine.‘ ☺️ This was very enjoyable and gave me all the warm, fuzzy escapism feels!!!!

AlaMich There is an Audible adaptation of this that has a full cast performance. I‘ve never read this Austen but I‘ve been considering the Audible version...sounds fun! 7mo
HOTPock3tt @AlaMich That DOES sound like fun!!! 😍 sucks that I don‘t have audible. I have Scribd. Which is also great but they never do special versions like audible does... 7mo
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BibliOphelia
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Haven‘t been reading much as I‘m drowning in the process of moving, but got to finish this on audio. Hadn‘t read it for at least two decades, and what a treat this was - great narrator, Austen‘s engaging and humorous prose - it was the perfect distraction and I was sorry to have it end!

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Book: Northanger Abbey
Author: Neil Gaiman—did I already use him for G? Garth Nix
Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
TV show: NCIS
Food: Nectarines

#manicmonday #lettern

JoScho 💜💛💜 7mo
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jenniferw88
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📖 Tagged
👩‍💻 Kim Newman
🎬 New Tricks
🍴 Nutella!

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 💛💜💛 7mo
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chl0B1
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Reading by lamplight in my uni room is so cosy. At the moment Northanger Abbey is my guilty pleasure while I should be doing work 📖 giving up fiction is impossible and undesirable

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staci.reads
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I got to watch a fantastic stage adaptation of Northanger Abbey last night! It was funny and true to the spirit of the novel. My favorite part... Jane Austen was a character in the play! She narrated the story and would freeze and unfreeze the characters as she added details, explanations, and commentary.

Clare-Dragonfly Oh, that sounds like fun! 7mo
Melissa_J Oh, I like the sounds of that. I saw a stage version of Pride & Prejudice but would love too see the other books adapted. 7mo
CrowCAH OMG that production sounds amazing! I‘m super jealous you got to watch this. 7mo
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readordierachel Sounds delightful! 7mo
staci.reads @Clare-Dragonfly It was! 7mo
staci.reads @Melissa_J It's the only Austen I've ever seen on stage. I'd love to see P&P! 7mo
staci.reads @CrowCAH It was so good! And the woman who played Jane Austen was incredible! She was exactly as I would have imagined her. 7mo
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Asuarez03
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I never read a Jane Austen novel until this one. Was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed it. The use of the gothic elements and satiric voice of the narrator makes this novel very appealing to me. Will definitely be reading another by Austen.

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wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻😀 7mo
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staci.reads
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I read it first about 10 years ago, and as my daughter is in a stage production of it currently, I thought a reread was in order. Austen's style in this one is relaxed and at times conversational. Her wit is sharp and wry, as always, but in a less subtle, less nuanced manner than in her later novels. As always, she creates wonderful characters to love and hate. I enjoyed it even more the 2nd time around.

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“It is only a novel...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 humor, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language.”

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I love these Audible dramatizations so much, and of course Emma Thompson could read anything she likes to me and I will listen. When I first read this one many years ago, I found Catherine's innocence and naivete cloying. I have softened up with age or maybe I've grown weary of cynicism, whatever the case, this time through, I found those qualities endearing.

Desha I recently listened to the same version on Audible and I really enjoyed it...especially hearing Emma Thompson also! ☺️ 8mo
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JazzFeathers
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#JaneAustenReadalong #NorthangerAbbeyReadalong

Finished it yesterday night. Really enjoyed it. Since l'm more of a speculative fiction reader then a romance reader (l'm not at all a romance reader, actualky) l enjoyed the part in Northanger more then the part in Bath, but both were great.
Isabella was a lovely detestable character 😄

Mdargusch Great photo! I really enjoyed this one by Austen. 🙂 8mo
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Maybe because l'm not at all a romance reader, l'm enjoying the part making fun of gothic fiction a lot more than the part making fun of romance. Though l have to say both are well worth reading.

I love the way Cathrine assumes so many things on the base of her gothic reads 😂

#JaneAustenReadalong #NorthangerAbbeyReadalong

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I really enjoyed that detail! 8mo
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