Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey (2007)

Northanger Abbey (2007) Studio/Network: ITV/Grenada Television Ltd. co-production with WGBH Boston
Executive Producer: Charles Elton
Co-Producers: James Flynn and Morgan O’Sullivan
Produced by: Keith Thompson
Director: Jon Jones
Screenplay by: Andrew Davies
Soundtrack: Not available
DVD: Available
Blu-ray(™): Available
Run Time: 1 hr. 33 mins.
PBS Masterpiece Theatre “The Complete Jane Austen” site

Northanger Abbey (1987)

Northanger Abbey (1987) Studio/Network: A BBC TV Production in association with Arts & Entertainment Network
Producer: Louis Marks
Director: Giles Foster
Screenplay by: Maggie Wadey
Soundtrack: Not available
DVD: Available
VHS: Available
Run time: 1 hr. 30 mins.

For Your Consideration...

Ruby in Paradise (1993)

Like Catherine Morland, the heroine of this film, portrayed by Ashley Judd, leaves home and travels to a resort town, where she meets gentlemen and has adventures; she also reads Northanger Abbey, given to her by the more intellectual gentleman of her acquaintance. However, the film, written and directed by Victor Nunez, is an homage to Northanger Abbey rather than an adaptation.

Wishbone: "Pup Fiction"

Wishbone was a children’s television show broadcast on PBS in the 1990s, featuring a Jack Russell terrier named Wishbone with a very active imagination. When Wishbone’s young owner’s life reflects classic literature, Wishbone takes the lead in acting out the work in question. In “Pup Fiction,” an adaptation of Northanger Abbey, Wishbone plays Henry Tilney, frightening Catherine Morland with a made-up Gothic story and teaching her that taking books too seriously can get one in trouble. These shows are currently being rebroadcast on PBS in some markets; as the saying goes, check your local listings!

Further Reading

Seducing the Viewer: Sex, power and heightened drama in Northanger Abbey (2007), by Vanessa E. Cook, first place student essay

Northanger Abbey at the Movies, by Bruce Stovel