Northanger Abbey (2007)

Northanger Abbey
Director: Jon Jones
Writer: Andrew Davies
Based on: Jane Austen’s novel
Cast: Felicity Jones, JJ Feild, Carey Mulligan, Hugh O’Conor, Catherine Walker, Liam Cunningham, Geraldine James, William Beck

Plot:
Catherine Morland (Felicity Jones) is the daughter of a family with a lot of children and not a whole lot of money. She grew up quite the tomboy, but has recently discovered her love for gothic horror novels. So when the Morland’s neighbors the Allens ask Catherine to come with them to Bath, Catherine is overjoyed to accept, expecting finally an adventure like the ones she read about so much. Once there, she meets Isabella Thorpe (Carey Mulligan) and her brother John (William Beck), friends of Catherine’s brother James (Hugh O’Conor). John shows immediate interest in Catherine, but Catherine is much more interested in Henry Tilney (JJ Feild) and his sister Eleanor (Catherine Walker).

After having fallen in love so much with the book, I was kinda apprehensive about the adaptation living up to it. But I need not have been. They really did a very good job with it and the movie is almost as sweet as the book.

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Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen)

Northanger Abbey is a novel by Jane Austen. [Here’s all the other Austen stuff I reviewed.]

Plot:
Catherine Morland is the daughter of a family with a lot of children and not a whole lot of money. She grew up quite the tomboy, but has recently discovered her love for gothic horror novels. So when the Morland’s neighbors the Allens ask Catherine to come with them to Bath, Catherine is overjoyed to accept, expecting finally an adventure like the ones she read about so much. Once there, she meets Isabella Thorpe and her brother John, friends of Catherine’s brother James. John shows immediate interest in Catherine, but Catherine is much more interested in Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor.

I absolutely adored Northanger Abbey. It has a young adult vibe to it that I really enjoyed and it’s the funniest of Austen’s novels I have read so far – a straight send-up of all the gothic horror novels. I think it might have overtaken Pride and Prejudice (though not Emma or Sense and Sensibility) in my personal top Austen books list [We don’t need to mention Mansfield Park because I did not like that]. Let the gushing begin!

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