Category Archives: Northanger Abbey

Catherine Morland Captured a Man

  Well, our Mr. Tilney came through in the end.  Our protagonist was right about General Tilney being a jerk.  And Elinor finally found love.  Could you ask for a better ending to a book.  I adore Mr. and Mrs. Morland’s behavior throughout the final few pages of the book.  They may be dense but …

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Saying Goodbye to Our Young Friend

  When next I write about Northanger Abbey, it will be the last posting.  We will be saying goodbye to young Catherine Morland and all our beloved Austen characters.  We will leave Regency England for a bit and delve into a more futuristic world.  Yes, after the next Northanger post the site will be changing …

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Isabella Sold Her Soul for Ambition

Oh that fevered imagination of Catherine Morland.  She had General Tilney keeping his wife captive or worse yet, murdering her.  She had herself so convinced of his guilt that she could not see his behavior as anything other than suspicious.  We do this even today.  How many times has a man been deemed guilty in …

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Catherine Morland Looses Her Innocence

Catherine Morland might have a naive heart but she has a keen eye.  From the stupid girl we met in chapter one, she has truly grown in her use of common sense.  It’s a direct reflection of the jaded nature of becoming an adult.  A sad fictional representation on the melting away of childhood.  I …

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What Exactly Was Isabella’s Big Complaint?

One of the hardest parts, besides the language used, in reading Jane Austen is figuring out the money portion of the books.  What exactly was considered a good living in her days.  Look at the conversion chart below.  This is not my creation.  It was found on http://www.stanford.edu/~steener/su02/english132/conversions.htm.  Please note, with regards to Northanger Abbey, that …

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Isabella Thorpe is a Little Tramp

Yep, you read the title right.  I said it.  She’s a tramp.  I do believe that James Morland is about to suffer from a broken heart.  It also appears that I was wrong about the snake in the grass, when I’m wrong I admit it.  I am rambling and should make my posting follow a …

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Which Austen Male Is Perfect for You

It is my belief that Jane Austen books are intended for a female audience.  Does this mean that men do not appreciate them?  Of course not.  The Prince Regent enjoyed her book immensely.  However, for the purpose of this quiz, I’m going to assume it is mostly women reading the book.  So enjoy the quiz. …

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Henry Tilney the Best Jane Austen Male Character

  If you’re like me, you find humor probably the single sexiest quality a man can have.  I love nothing more than a good laugh and a man that can make me laugh, is worth keeping around.  Here’s a fantastic scene that showcases Henry Tilney’s sense of humor.  Enjoy.

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Mr. Tilney Appreciates Book Geeks

  Only fellow book geeks truly understand the addiction.  I don’t feel complete unless I’ve read a book that day.  Something always feels amiss.  I have to feel the weight of the book in my hand, feel the pages between my fingers, and fill my brain with words.  Words are so powerful.  Think about it. …

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A Dreaded Event This Way Comes

  Isabella cannot possibly enter the Morland family.  Her heart is not as pure as theirs and she would become an embarrassment to them all.  What a horrible flirt and devious.  I am completely convinced, now more than ever, that the entire Thorpe family is deceiving young Catherine and her brother.  They’re money hungry and …

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