Epub à Northanger Abbey ☆ 251 pages Ä Jane austen

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Epub à Northanger Abbey ☆ 251 pages Ä Jane austen Ä Jane Austen's first novel—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature innocence and sometime self delusion Though Austen's fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at BaAllible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subseuent visit to Northanger Abbey Catherine eventually triumphs blossoming into a discern 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 humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language Well I guess Jane Austen wrote my review of her novel in her novel That's a bit annoying as I can't compete with her wit of course But even annoying is the fact that I wrote my own imaginary review in my head before I started the book and as opposed to Austen's summary mine doesn't work out at all any now that I know the story It is dangerous to check the facts before writing your opinion for facts have the frustrating habit of changing your opinions if you dare to leave the realm of your fictionLike the young heroine in Northanger Abbey I seemed to have lost grip of fiction and reality recently due to an overly greedy consumption of novelsLike the young heroine I thought I knew what to expect of characters setting and plot before I had even ventured out to explore them and like her I created a massive amount of tension for myself only to find myself in the somewhat silly situation of waking up to a reality that did not at all justify my preconceived ideas Let's say I prided myself in knowing what to expect of Jane Austen Let's say I started full of prejudices Let's say that I had to force myself to come to my senses after a roller coaster that tested my sensibility than I am willing to admit Let's say I thought I had a perfect review in the making following the idea of explaining the exaggerated characters and dramatic actions with regard to Austen's time place and gender I was going to put Northanger Abbey in its place liking it for its classic status but dismissing it secretly as irrelevant in the modern context I was going to compare it to earlier works of Gothic fiction and maybe even to my timeless favourite Dickens and his comically evil villains and puritan heroes But no It won't doShe's a bloody genius Jane Austen if one can still say that nowadays without involuntarily insulting her intelligence and judgmentExaggerated characters? The Thorpes too vain greedy shallow and stupid? Eh show me the person in high society today that is NOT eually vulgar volatile and obvious Ridiculous naivety of the heroine? Eh we have people organising Flat Earth Conferences and it isn't even fiction or satire but plain truthOld fashioned family structures? Eh if the eternal generation conflict was solved in the meantime I must have missed it Can you send me the action plan please?So if there is anything dated in Jane Austen it must be the lovable character of her protagonist her passionate argument for reading novels and her linguistically convincing prose Well for those minor defects I am willing to forgive her in the name of classic literature She's proof that literature can always transcend the narrow boundaries of its time and place It can speak to readers all over the world in the most various life circumstances as long as the message is honest and rings trueLoved it Despite all my pride and prejudice with all my sense and sensibility

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Jane Austen's first novel published posthumously in 1818 tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature innocence and sometime self delusion Though Austen's f Jane Austen’s novels are just about romance and naïve women There just another telling of boy meets girl in an uninspiring way with a few social issues thrown in Well ashamed as I am to admit it that is what I used to believe in my woefully idiotic ignorance How foolish of me Now that I’ve actually bothered to read one of her novels because I had to for university purposes I realise how stupid I was to actually think this Jane Austen is one of if not the best novelists of all time If you disbelieve me and held a similar opinion to my own then read one of her novels and find out for yourself That being said though Catherine the protagonist of this novel is somewhat ignorant and naïve to the ways of the world; but she had to be Indeed if not Austen would have been unable to achieve such an endearing comment on the absurdity of society the role of women in that said society and the ignorance toward the unpopular literary craft of the novel How else if not though the eyes of an innocent young girl who cannot understand the mechanisms of these aspects of the world? Who when thrust into the pump room a sort of ball room for dance and socialising has virtually no idea how to behave Catherine has an immeasurable misunderstanding of the intentions of others and a misguided view that the world is like one of her beloved books a romantic adventure with a little bit of popular gothic thrown in for excitement She cannot comprehend the reasoning behind her friend Isabella Thorpe’s behaviour and how she is only leading her brother along; she cannot understand that Henry’s father is not a gothic villain but a man in mourning with a harsh temper her vision has become obscured Catherine's blood ran cold with the horrid suggestions which naturally sprang from these words Could it be possible? Could Henry's father? And yet how many were the examples to justify even the blackest suspicionsThis is achieved through a narration that is a work of genius Austen has satirised the conventions of gothic literature by writing a semi gothic novel herself that is focalised through the experience of Catherine Catherine is well read but only as far as the gothic genre allows This has clouded her interpretation of the events that occur around her conseuently life to her has become akin to the works by authors such as Radcliffe This means that by the time that Catherine arrives at the abbey she expects it to be this place of utter darkness and dread; she expects to be a gothic castle and the home to a tyrannical gothic villain However when the veil is lifted and she realises that her life is in fact not a book and the motivations of the people in it are not what she thought them to be the revelation of how foolish she has been dawns upon her I’m not going to lie I felt like Catherine at this point; I held a ridiculous opinion that when lifted allowed me to see the work of Austen for what it was utter brilliance I love Northanger Abbey; it is brilliant Jane Austen is the master of her craft; her work is what she argued the novel to be “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”

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Northanger AbbeyIng woman who learns truths about love life and the heady power of literature The satirical novel pokes fun at the gothic novel while earnestly emphasizing caution to the female sex NOVELSLet us leave it to the Reviewers to abuse such effusions of fancy at their leisure and over every new novel to talk in threadbare strains of the trash with which the press now groans Let us not desert one another we are an injured body Although our productions have afforded extensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the world no species of composition has been so much decried From pride ignorance or fashion our foes are almost as many as our readers And while the abilities of the nine hundredth abridger of the History of England or of the man who collects and publishes in a volume some dozen lines of Milton Pope and Prior with a paper from the Spectator and a chapter from Sterne are eulogized by a thousand pens there seems almost a general with of decrying the capacity and undervaluing the labour of the novelist and of slighting the performances which have only genius wit and taste to recommend them “I am no novel reader I seldom look into novels Do not imagine that I often read novels It is really very well for a novel’ Such is the common cant ”And what are you reading Miss ?’ “Oh it is only a novel’ replies the young lady; while she lays down her book with affected indifference or momentary shame Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein Do you know why you are here Mr Keeten?Keeten I don’t even know where I am Stein You are before the Book Tribunal I rubbed my jaw Keeten Did Hemingway have to slug me?Stein Fetching people such as yourself to appear before this tribunal seems to be the one thing that Hemingway does enjoy about serving on the panelHemingway gave a short bark of a laugh Ernest HemingwayStein Let me introduce Charlotte Bronte and of course you’ve met Mr HemingwayI waved at Bronte Hemingway gave me a salute I gave him a tight nod and my jaw another rub Stein You have been assigned counsel Mr F Scott Fitzgerald Keeten Yes I would like to talk to him Maybe he can explain what this is all about Where is he?Stein I do believe he is under your tableI leaned over and spied a slumped form softly snoring I grabbed a shoulder and rolled him over Gin fumes teared up my eyesKeeten Miss Stein I need a new counsellor Stein I’m afraid that is impossible You’ve told many people that Fitzgerald is your favorite writer and the rules of this tribunal is that your favorite writer represents you Keeten I’d like to change that to Gore VidalBouts of laughter greet this reuest Only then did I realize that the seats behind me were full of dead writers I waved to Kurt Vonnegut and he gave me a wink Keeten Was something I said humorous?Stein In the short time that Mr Vidal has joined us he has been reuested many times but unfortunately no one has been before us that actually considered him to be their favorite writer Hemingway You chose unwisely Fitzgerald over me what a joke that isKeeten I think your work is swell Hemingway and Miss Bronte I really loved VilletteStein Okay okay Mr Keeten enough with the flattering What do you think of my work?Keeten ErhhhHer mannish features framed a pronounced grimaceStein That’s okay Mr Keeten I won’t force you to manufacture platitudes very few people can really understand and appreciate my work I thought a change of subject was in orderKeeten Why exactly am I here?Stein It is regarding Jane AustenI felt my blood run a little cold Keeten I just finished reading Northanger AbbeyStein Yes we know In the past you have made some rather cutting remarks about Miss AustenKeeten I won’t deny that I harbored some resentment not towards Miss Austen as much as towards a survey class I was forced to take in college Stein You sir are parsing words Hemingway interrupted Isn’t it time for a drink?Stein Why not?Djuna Barnes walked out with a silver tray filled with shots of gin and as the glass clinked on the table in front of me Fitzgerald sprang up like a jack in the box with his hand out fingers none too steady reaching for a glass He slammed the shot down his throat and before I could tilt my own glass up he’d already slid back beneath the table The gin hit my stomach like a mariachi bandAs Barnes walked back by me after serving the judges looked in the prime of life like all the judges although that was up for debate with Stein I said you are prettier than your pictures Djuna BarnesBarnes Save it You are not even remotely my type I could feel the heat on my neck climbing up to my cheeks She flipped my chin with her finger Barnes Good luck anyway Stein If you are finished annoying Miss Barnes Mr Keeten can we proceed?Keeten Of courseStein As you were sayingKeeten I apologize to Miss Austen if any of my remarks were inappropriately expressed I can assure her that I have the utmost respect for her as a writer In fact I intend to write a very positive review about Northanger AbbeyStein The writer in uestion is not allowed to attend the proceedings but we will express your regret for your behavior to her We have a party that we must get to Mr Keeten so we are going to wrap this up It is our intention here today to give you a warning about expressing yourself in such flippant ways about the works of the members of this novelist community in the future If we feel the need to call you back again I can assure you strident discussion will be conveyed to you Keeten Yes ma’amStei