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The Resource Northanger Abbey, Val McDermid

Northanger Abbey, Val McDermid

Label
Northanger Abbey
Title
Northanger Abbey
Statement of responsibility
Val McDermid
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Language
eng
Summary
A modern re-imagining of the Gothic Classic Northanger Abbey. Seventeen-year-old Catherine 'Cat' Morland has led a sheltered existence in rural Dorset, a life entirely bereft of the romance and excitement for which she yearns. So when Cat's wealthy neighbours, the Allens, invite her to Edinburgh Festival, she is sure adventure beckons. Edinburgh initially offers no such thrills: Susie Allen is obsessed by shopping, Andrew Allen by the Fringe. A Highland Dance class, though, brings Cat a new acquaintance: Henry Tilney, a pale, dark-eyed gentleman whose family home, Northanger Abbey, sounds perfectly thrilling. And an introduction to Bella Thorpe, who shares her passion for supernatural novels, provides Cat with a like-minded friend. But with Bella comes her brother John, an obnoxious banker whose vulgar behaviour seems designed to thwart Cat's growing fondness for Henry. Happily, rescue is at hand. The rigidly formal General Tilney invites her to stay at Northanger with son Henry and daughter Eleanor. Cat's imagination runs riot: an ancient abbey, crumbling turrets, secret chambers, ghosts...and Henry! What could be more deliciously romantic? But Cat gets far more than she bargained for in this isolated corner of the Scottish Borders. The real world outside the pages of a novel proves to be altogether more disturbing than the imagined world within
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Summary
A very modern twist on Jane Austen's wonderfully funny and romantic novel.
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Writing style
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10282102
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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McDermid, Val
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1775-1817
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Austen, Jane
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True
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  • Female friendship
  • Young women
  • Children of clergy
Target audience
adult
Label
Northanger Abbey, Val McDermid
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052586066
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
343 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007504275
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)868077259
Label
Northanger Abbey, Val McDermid
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052586066
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
343 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007504275
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)868077259

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