Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Val McDermid / Sep 23, 2019

Northanger Abbey Internationally best selling crime writer Val McDermid has riveted millions of readers worldwide with her acutely suspenseful psychologically complex seamlessly plotted thrillers In Northanger Abbey

  • Title: Northanger Abbey
  • Author: Val McDermid
  • ISBN: 9780007504275
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Internationally best selling crime writer Val McDermid has riveted millions of readers worldwide with her acutely suspenseful, psychologically complex, seamlessly plotted thrillers In Northanger Abbey, she delivers her own, witty, updated take on Austen s classic novel about a young woman whose visit to the stately home of a well to do acquaintance stirs her most macabreInternationally best selling crime writer Val McDermid has riveted millions of readers worldwide with her acutely suspenseful, psychologically complex, seamlessly plotted thrillers In Northanger Abbey, she delivers her own, witty, updated take on Austen s classic novel about a young woman whose visit to the stately home of a well to do acquaintance stirs her most macabre imaginings, with an extra frisson of suspense that only McDermid could provide.Cat Morland is ready to grow up A homeschooled minister s daughter in the quaint, sheltered Piddle Valley in Dorset, she loses herself in novels and is sure there is a glamorous adventure awaiting her beyond the valley s narrow horizon So imagine her delight when the Allens, neighbors and friends of her parents, invite her to attend the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh as their guest With a sunny personality, tickets every night and a few key wardrobe additions courtesy of Susie Allen, Cat quickly begins to take Edinburgh by storm and is taken into the bosom of the Thorpe family, particularly by eldest daughter Bella And then there s the handsome Henry Tilney, an up and coming lawyer whose family home is the beautiful and forbidding Northanger Abbey Cat is entranced by Henry and his charming sister Eleanor, but she can t help wondering if everything about them is as perfect as it seems Or has she just been reading too many novels A delectable, note perfect modern update of the Jane Austen classic, Northanger Abbey tells a timeless story of innocence amid cynicism, the exquisite angst of young love, and the value of friendship.

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      • Val McDermid

        Val McDermid is a No 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into than thirty languages, and have sold over eleven million copies She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for 2010 In 2011 she received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award She writes full time and divides her time between Cheshire and Edinburgh.


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    1. Okay that does it! I vow to never ever read another Jane Austen rip off for the rest of my life. I have said this before but this time I mean it. It is time we all accepted that no one can write the way Austen did and no one should try. Val McDermid is a good writer but in her own style and around her own characters. She does a very poor job of rehashing the characters from Northanger Abbey and as for the story - ouch! The silliness about vampires, the badly expressed attempts at young people's [...]


    2. You are going to thank me for reading this book so you don't have to. Apparently, there is something called the Austen Project where writers update Jane Austen's novels to make them more accessible to teens. Imagine any Austen novel without the zing, without the humor, without the beautiful language. That's this book! You're welcome!To give Val McDermid credit, I'm sure she produced exactly the novel she was asked to. Having just reread Northanger Abbey, I was pretty familiar with the text. It s [...]


    3. This edition of Northanger Abbey is an updated take on the classic tale by Val McDermid, bestselling crime writer. In it, Cat Morland leaves her quaint hometown and home-schooled life to go to the Fringe festival in Edinburgh courtesy of friends of the family. Cat quickly takes the place by storm and is welcomed in to the bosom of the Thorpe family, made up largely of bratty children. When Cat makes friends with Henry Tilney and his sister Ellie, she is invited to their stately family home, wher [...]


    4. Almost totes amazeballs!This may be the most disappointing thing I will read this year. After the abomination that was Joanna Trollope’s version of Sense & Sensibility, I was confident – oh, so confident – about the inevitable direness of Val McDermid’s Northanger Abbey. There I was – poison pen at the ready, sarcasm ready to drip like venom, scalpel sharpened to rip the very heart out of it – and dang me if it doesn’t turn out the book’s not too bad at all! In fact – and y [...]


    5. I was so excited & full of anticipation when I first heard about The Austen Project, but my hopes were doomed after the fiasco the modern Sense & Sensibility & Emma turned out to be. As a consequence, I was wary of this book at first, but after getting through the first chapters, I quickly realised that it would be an exception.Kudos to Val McDermid for translating the plot so nicely into 21st century (ridiculing vampire-obsession, like Jane Austen did the gothic novels) & keepin [...]


    6. ‘General Tilney?’She spoke with some diffidence as Mrs Calman cleared away the soup dishes and placed a selection of curries and side dishes in the middle of the table.‘I wonder whether it might be possible for me to use your wifi?’ She caught the look of alarm shared by Henry and Ellie.‘The wifi?’ The General frowned. ‘Is that entirely necessary?’‘I wanted to check my email.’‘My dear girl, why? Your parents and the Allens know precisely where you are and have the telephone [...]


    7. Abbruch nach 9%. Ich hätte es wissen müssen, war aber neugierig, was man heute aus dem Austen-Stoff machen kann. Und ich habe noch nie etwas von Val McDermid gelesen, die doch eigentlich zumindest spannend schreiben sollte.Aber in was für eine Teenie-Sch*** bin ich da hineingeraten. Cat verschlägt es nicht nach Bath, sondern zu einem Theaterfestival nach Edinburgh. Dort hat sie Gelegenheit an einem Event teilzunehmen, für das sie zuvor schottische Tänze erlernen muss. Dabei trifft sie auf [...]


    8. What better place for an imaginative, book-besotted girl than the lively cultural joys of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival? That’s where author Val McDermid sends Catherine, aka Cat, Morland instead of Bath in this Austen Project update of Northanger Abbey. This is the second book in the series, Joanna Trollope’s modern take of Sense & Sensibility was first, and like its predecessor this Northanger Abbey sticks very close to the original, just reimaging the setting and circumstances, though [...]


    9. In the second installment of The Austen Project, bestselling Scottish crime writer Val McDermid takes a stab at a contemporary re-imagining of Jane Austen’s most under-appreciated novel, Northanger Abbey. Written in the late 1790’s when Austen was a fledgling writer, this Gothic parody about young heroine Catherine Morland’s first experiences in Bath society and her romance with the dishy hero Henry Tilney is one of my favorite Austen novels. Fresh and funny, the writing style is not as ac [...]


    10. Modern-Day Carbon CopyTYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Modern Adaptation of Northanger AbbeySETTING: Dorset, England and Edinburgh and Borders in ScotlandWHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL:- It’s the Austen Project!: 6 best-selling contemporary authors are tackling and updating the 6 major works of Jane Austen! And I haven’t read any of them yet!-NA Won: In the vote I held at the beginning of the month, Northanger Abbey was the most voted for option, over Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope. But [...]


    11. First off, I should say I like Jane Austen. I like her books a lot. However, the only two I've actually re-read in the last 20 years or so are Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility. The others well, I keep meaning to, but with so much else to read, I've not yet got around to it.This means I've only read the original Northanger Abbey once, about 18-20 years ago, and well, frankly, don't remember much at all about it. Nothing, really.So unlike with Joanna Trollope's version of Sense & [...]


    12. I derived little pleasure from the first adaptation in this series (the Sense and Sensibility one), but this was a happier experience. Val McDermid did a good job coming up with modern analogues for the original story (e.g homeschooling to account for Catherine Morland’s extreme naïveté). The dialogue was very well done; I especially appreciated Henry’s wit, which was clever without meanness. And Bella was totally hilarious; she dominated every scene she was in.Henry Tilney is my favorite [...]


    13. NORTHANGER ABBEY by VAL McDERMIDThis is volume two of the Austen Project, where the six completed novels of Jane Austen are being transported to modern times by six different authors. This is the first of the three published so far that I've read and also the first book by Val McDermid I've ever read. It's pretty faithful to the original for the vast majority of the time. Catherine (Cat) Morland is taken to the Edinburgh Festival, rather than Bath, by Mr. and Mrs. Allen and the titular Abbey is [...]


    14. Bravo Val McDermid! Having just completed reading Jane Austen's original Northanger Abbey I felt that this contemporary re-imagining was a very faithful adaptation; certainly with changes but keeping with the feel of the original.Val McDermid does a sterling job of re-imagining Northanger Abbey as a contemporary coming-of-age story. She keeps all the same characters: the shopaholic Susie Allen, Cat's new friend Bella Thorpe, who shares her passion for supernatural novels; Bella's obnoxious broth [...]


    15. I loved this. Any flaws it may have had I completely missed because I was so immersed. I loved every second of it. I'm only sad that Val McDermid isn't the author of the rest of the Austen Project, because I'm not convinced Curtis Sittenfeld can rope me into her Pride and Prejudice as effectively and thoroughly as McDermid did with Northanger Abbey. I've always loved the Austen original, but this was just delightful. Edited to add the possibly provocative addendum after reading the upvoted revie [...]


    16. For more reviews, Cover Snark and more, visit A Reader of Fictions.One of my many weaknesses as a reader of fictions is my inability to resist a novel that purports to have anything to do with Austen. A retelling, a continuation, or anything of that sort, and I want it desperately, no matter how terrible it looks. In this case, though, I was hopeful. I enjoyed the Austen Project Sense and Sensibility fairly well and the cover of Northanger Abbey is gorgeous. Plus, Austen’s Northanger Abbey is [...]


    17. It's really hard to effectively update a Jane Austen story. Clueless is the only contemporary version that works for me. I enjoyed Bridget Jones, but not as Austen, just as a story that used some Austen character names. I'm also a fan of the gothic, and read way too many gothic romances in my teens, so I feel like I get what Austen way saying in Northanger. It is, in fact, my favorite. McDermid's version is really pleasant as a modern novel, and I loved the stuff about The Fringe Festival, but t [...]


    18. As part of the Austen Project series, Val McDermid has rewritten Northanger Abbey into a 21st century setting. Catherine Morland, daughter of a minster and homeschooled, is happy to escape Piddle Valley to accompany the Allens to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. There she makes new friends - the lively Bella Thorpe and the more refined Ellie (Eleanor) and Henry Tilney. Catherine is an avid fan of Twilight and on Bella's recommendation, begins devouring Morag Fraser's Hebridean Harpies and other (i [...]


    19. Published: 15/04/2014Author: Val McDermidThis was a brilliant twist on a classic story! It kept my attention all the way to the end, it was hard to put it down to even eat or sleep. It doesn't mock the original, neither is it better than the original they are both brilliantly written by outstanding authors. I would recommend for anyone who has read the classic already and anyone who thinks the orignal is 'too old' for them to read, this book will change your mind about that and make you want to [...]


    20. Whether or not people like sequels, prequels, spin offs or modern retellings of classic literature is always going to be a personal thing I think. I find them interesting and like any other genre there are good and bad amongst them. In ‘Northanger Abbey’ Val McDermid has done a good job of setting the story in twenty first century Edinburgh at the time of the Festival. I think she has captured the atmosphere of the Festival extremely well.I was less convinced by some of the characters though [...]


    21. Liked it, didn't love it, much like the Trollope S&S (I liked this a little better). Things that bugged me: Henry too old and Catherine too young. It was fine in 1798 but in 2014, I would have been happier if she were, say, 19 and he 21 and still at university. Like the Trollope S&S, this was a nearly scene-by-scene recreation and while one imagines the suits at Harper saying, "Don't leave anything out or Those Austen People will be at the gates with torches and pitchforks," it is frankl [...]


    22. Изпълнена съм с признателност, че на някой му е хрумнало идеята да се преразкажат любимите романи на Джейн Остин в модерен вариант. Душата ми ликува.Не съм чела нищо от Вал Макдърмид, не знам какъв й е стила на писане, но съм възхитена колко умело е усетила и пресъздала харак [...]


    23. Disappointing. If you're going to write a modern adaptation of the novel, ADAPT it. Don't translate every line into your idea of modern teenager speak.Why would an up-and-coming lawyer be interested in a 17-year-old?The whole incident with Cat getting kicked out of NA just doesn't make sense. General Tilney keeps making comments about the Allen's financial situation (just like the original, implying that Catherine is somehow tied to their money), then what ultimately makes him reject her is her [...]


    24. I like Val McDermid. Well, I like her crime novels and I love Northanger Abbey but whoever put these two together obviously was having a bad day. I did not like it at all and I'd like back the four hours I spent reading it please.It's a fairly straight forward retelling of the original but written for teenagers? Twilight addicts? I don't know who but it definitely wasn't me. The only major change was the excuse for General Tilney to throw Cat out of the house and when I read that? I had a total [...]


    25. If you know Jane Austen's original story, you know the plot for this book. The differences being a modern setting, in which Cat Morland, a home-schooled vicar's daughter, goes with neighbors to the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. She's excited to her boring village and finally have adventures. At first she finds herself being dragged along with Susie Allen into the exhausting and not super fun social whirl, but when she meets Henry Tilney at highland dance lessons, she finally begins having fun. [...]


    26. I've never read a Val McDermid. I have though, read every Jane Austen. The Austen Project fascinates me, as I've loved many of the cinematic adaptations created from her novels (Clueless being my favourite) and love seeing how contemporary writers/directors use her words and stories. Without any knowledge of McDermid's work though, if her fans are expecting her usual voice and style to shine through, I think you may be disappointed. It's not a McDermid book.By that, I don't mean that this book i [...]


    27. I received a copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.I'll start by saying I love Austen's Northanger Abbey. It is in my top three favourite books of hers and one I often re-read. I am always wary of re-workings of Austen novels as there have been mixed successes in the past.I enjoyed Val McDermid's modern day re-working of this classic. Moving the story to Edinburgh works well. The Gothic atmosphere of the old city is an excellent backdrop to fuel Cat Morland's vam [...]


    28. 2,5/5J'ai eu du mal à rentrer dans cette réécriture de Northanger Abbey. Tout d'abord, je ne sais pas si c'était réellement une bonne idée de ma part de lire une version moderne d'un de mes romans préférés. Ensuite, c'est un peu compliqué d'avoir l'image de Catherine Morland (ici surnommée Cat) envoyant des sms, surfant sur sa page Facebook et envoyant des tweets à son frère. Le côté charmant de Jane Austen disparait complètement avec ces réseaux sociaux Enfin, le côté Cat fan [...]


    29. I have to say that I don't entirely get the point of this Jane Austen rewrite project - I haven't tried the Joanna Trollope version of Sense and Sensibility, and on the strength of this outing, I probably won't. In this book, Val McDermid attempts to bring the story of Northanger Abbey into the 21st century, replete with texting, Twitter feeds and Facebooking. However, this sits oddly with the somewhat Victorian behaviour of some of the characters, especially the heroine, Cat Morland. Sure, she [...]


    30. I enjoyed this, but I couldn't help thinking I would have enjoyed it even more if McDermid had really gone to town on the satirical aspects of it, as Austen did with Gothic novels. The bits I enjoyed most were when Cat was thinking about paranormal YA vampire romance, and I kept thinking about how a YA writer, or a writer who really really loved YA romance, would have written it instead. It would have been *hilarious* and we could have had some really interesting social commentary. Instead I thi [...]


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