Northanger Abbey Book Summary and Study Guide

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While spending a season in a resort town, an unremarkable young woman learns to mistrust her fiction stimulated prejudices and use her mind and heart, both on her own and under the hero's tutelage, so demurely and adorably that he is compelled to love her. They marry.
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The review of this Book prepared by Kerry Patriarche

Northanger Abbey is Jane Austen's response to the popular literature of her time, the Gothic novel and the "coming of age" novel. The main character, Catherine Morland, engrosses herself in this genre of novels, which thus influences her judgement and rationale. The meeting of new people and the visiting of new places, like Bath and her love interest's home, Northanger Abbey, overwhelm her, causing some irrational and silly thinking.
The review of this Book prepared by Janet Alejandro

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   eccentric nature Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   a teen    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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