L’Abbazia di Northanger, antica dimora medievale del futuro suocero, accende l’immaginazione della protagonista, Catherine Morland, una giovane ingenuamente romantica, nutrita dalla lettura di romanzi gotici, che fantastica di misteri e delitti inesistenti. Entro questa cornice noir si dipana una storia d’amore contrastata ma a lieto fine, nella quale la luce del buon senso e la banalità del reale intervengono a dissolvere i fantasmi e a ridimensionare i sogni. Scritto nel 1797-98, ma pubblicato postumo, questo romanzo giovanile della Austen contiene già tutti gli elementi della sua produzione matura: quel mondo caro e familiare di persone attente al quotidiano e disattente alla storia, alle prese con doti, matrimoni, rendite e benefici, che poggia sulla solidità economica, sugli affetti domestici, sulla responsabilità degli individui, un microcosmo che l’autrice sa rendere con tocco squisito e graffiante ironia.
- ISBN: 8811810809
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 240
I have a confession to make. Secretly, I much prefer "Northanger Abbey" and "Mansfield Park" to anything else written by Jane Austen, even "Pride and Prejudice," which we're all supposed to claim as our favorite because it is one of the Greatest Books Ever Written In the English Language. I don't DIS Leggi tutto
Jane Austen’s novels are just about romance and naïve women. There just another telling of boy meets girl in an uninspiring way with a few social issues thrown in. Well, ashamed as I am to admit it, that is what I used to believe in my woefully idiotic ignorance. How foolish of me. Now that I’ve act Leggi tutto
A creepy mansion ... Dark and stormy nights ... ... and Jane Austen just having fun with us. "Now I must give one smirk, and then we may be rational again." Seventeen year old Catherine Morland, as innocent and naïve a heroine as Austen ever created, with no particular distinguishing characteristics exc Leggi tutto
I don’t even know what to say. This book was such a flippin’ blast. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay, that’s a little bit of a lie. I know the most important thing I have to say. First and foremost: I’M IN LOVE WITH HENRY TILNEY. SO FUNNY, smart, handsome, owns a cute house, and dare I Leggi tutto
Catherine Morland is your typical seventeen -year- old -girl, of the turn of the century (19th, that is). She reads too much, an illness that is sadly terminal, Gothic books are her passion and the rage of the era . Any ancient home that is eerie , ominous or sinister the young lady would enjoy seei Leggi tutto
"It is only a novel... or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen languag Leggi tutto
A charming early Austen novel filled with overt criticism of Mrs. Radcliffe and implied criticism of Fanny Burney . . . but this is very gentle criticism indeed, since young Jane is obviously a huge fan of both writers. Her heroine Catharine Morland is a charming naif in the Evelina mode--perhaps ju Leggi tutto
Elizabeth may be the most beloved, & Emma may be the hated, and (of course) Elinor is the most sensible , but I personally think Catherine is the most relatable. We can't all be as witty and perceptive as Lizzie, and we hopefully aren't as meddling and silly as Emma. But Catherine? Well, she's somewhe Leggi tutto
I have no idea how to rate this book, because there wasn't anything in particular that I disliked, but also nothing that I enjoyed. I've come to the conclusion that Austen just isn't for me, because I never find myself even remotely interested in what's going on, and I find her novels to be quite du Leggi tutto
NOVELS.Let us leave it to the Reviewers to abuse such effusions of fancy at their leisure, and over every new novel to talk in threadbare strains of the trash with which the press now groans. Let us not desert one another, we are an injured body. Although our productions have afforded more extensive Leggi tutto
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