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Summary

Jane Austen's classic tale, read by Joanna Lumley.

Northanger Abbey, a satire of Gothic melodrama, is one of Jane Austen's most popular works. When Catherine Morland is launched into the politics and pitfalls of the Bath social season, she behaves with the cheerful open-mindedness of one of Jane Austen's most eligible classic heroines.

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Critic reviews

"The purpose of the novel is to ridicule the [then] popular tales of romance and terror...and to contrast these with the normal realities of life." (The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature)

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Lumley reads well though sound quality not great

Unfortunately the sound quality of this recording is not consistently clear. Otherwise Lumley reads excellently.

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  • MiaKelly
  • 08-03-15

Lovely Voice

Would you consider the audio edition of Northanger Abbey to be better than the print version?

They are both very good.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything.

What does Joanna Lumley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She has a very nice voice, so enchanting.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Wonderful performance of one of the best books ever written.