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Northanger Abbey (version 4)

Jane Austen

If it is a truth universally acknowledged that a good-looking girl cannot fail of attracting a clever young man does it follow that the reverse is also true? If the man comes of a terrifyingly dysfunctional family and the girl in question likes to see spooks and horrors round every corner, yes. Morland by name, Lackland by nature, Catherine, not altogether addicted to the heroine role in general, finds this greatness thrust upon her in the (fortunately, principally financial) fantasies of her would-be inamorato's father, the General. When the General finds she is the artless, simple girl that she appears and not the creature of his frankly heartless imaginings of her, he thrusts her - but I leave the event to your fevered, no doubt Gothick, even, imaginination to determine.A deliberate parody of the horrific strand in popular culture, as Jane Austen no doubt herself would observe if she could see the burgeoning cult of the Undead in Unliterary culture - It is as if Northanger Abbey had never been written! Hear it and laugh. - Summary by Tony Addison

If it is a truth universally acknowledged that a good-looking girl cannot fail of attracting a clever young man does it follow that the reverse is also true? If the man comes of a terrifyingly dysfunctional family and the girl in question likes to see spooks and horrors round every corner, yes. Morland by name, Lackland by nature, Catherine, not altogether addicted to the heroine role in general, finds this greatness thrust upon her in the (fortunately, principally financial) fantasies of her would-be inamorato's father, the General. When the General finds she is the artless, simple girl that she appears and not the creature of his frankly heartless imaginings of her, he thrusts her - but I leave the event to your fevered, no doubt Gothick, even, imaginination to determine.A deliberate parody of the horrific strand in popular culture, as Jane Austen no doubt herself would observe if she could see the burgeoning cult of the Undead in Unliterary culture - It is as if Northanger Abbey had never been written! Hear it and laugh. - Summary by Tony Addison
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

If it is a truth universally acknowledged that a good-looking girl cannot fail of attracting a clever young man does it follow that the reverse is also true? If the man comes of a terrifyingly dysfunctional family and the girl in question likes to see spooks and horrors round every corner, yes. Morland by name, Lackland by nature, Catherine, not altogether addicted to the heroine role in general, finds this greatness thrust upon her in the (fortunately, principally financial) fantasies of her would-be inamorato's father, the General. When the General finds she is the artless, simple girl that she appears and not the creature of his frankly heartless imaginings of her, he thrusts her - but I leave the event to your fevered, no doubt Gothick, even, imaginination to determine.A deliberate parody of the horrific strand in popular culture, as Jane Austen no doubt herself would observe if she could see the burgeoning cult of the Undead in Unliterary culture - It is as if Northanger Abbey had never been written! Hear it and laugh. - Summary by Tony Addison

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tony Addison

Length:

9h 50m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:14