Jane Austen and The Abbey: Mystery, Mayhem, and Muslin in Portland

About Northanger Abbey


Catherine Morland, in Northanger Abbey, has some decided opinions about novel reading.  At one point the narrator of the story says of Catherine, “Provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all.”  Unlike Catherine, our AGM attendees might have a rather different view of books.  In anticipation of your desire to discover the Mystery, Mayhem, and Muslin in Northanger Abbey, a page has been created of suggested reading, mainly from issues of Persuasion On-Line.

We also offer for your perusal the following web links:

Heather Laurence’s delightful site features Northanger Abbey adaptations and C.E. Brock illustrations.

Isabella Thorpe’s favorite gothic novels can be found here.

Artist Donald Hendricks’s pages include paper dolls of Henry and Catherine, as well as other Jane favorites.

For you crafty types – get out the needlenose pliers and make yourself a pair of Northanger Abbey Earrings.

Read the ebook of Northanger Abbey online for free.

Visit the Masterpiece Classic website to see information on the 2007 production of Northanger Abbey.

A calendar of what happens in the novel day by day.

This blog is dedicated to discourse on Jane Austen's gothic parody Northanger Abbey.