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Northanger Abbey

Narrated by: Glenda Jackson
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Jane Austen's first major novel, a parody of the popular literature of the time, is an ironic tale of the romantic folly of men and women in pursuit of love, marriage, and money. The humorous adventures of young Catherine as she encounters "the difficulties and dangers of a six weeks' residence in Bath" lead to some of Austen's most brilliant social satire. There is Catherine's hilarious liaison with a paragon of bad manners and boastfulness, her disastrous friendship with an unforgettably crass coquette, and a whirl of cotillion dances with their timeless mortifications. A visit to ancient Northanger Abbey, the ancestral home of the novel's handsome hero, excites the irrepressible Catherine's hopes of romance amid gothic horrors. But what awaits her there is a drama of a different kind, in this most youthfully exuberant and broadly comic of Jane Austen's works.

Public Domain (P)1997 Dove Audio, Inc.

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I listened to over eight hours of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. The listeners could, if only could, but could I have listened, or did I remember or hear, Oh to hear the words of the Victorian age, and only to have heard a constant babble of an author by the name of Jane Austen. And there being only a victim of not being as rich as the General might have thought, only to be told by a person Kathrine thought or pondered being a friend. To love a flower, pray tell, a rose, but more important to love. She left Northanger for an eleven hour trip. The letters came later, but her mother had her cast them aside to direct her future life to love and companionship of a man she truly loved.

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  • 11-18-18

Fantastic

I wish all books (especially the Outlander series) were read by Glenda Jackson. Wonderful narrator with a perfect tone.