History Literature / NorthangerAbbey

8th Jan '16 9:12:10 AM eowynjedi
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22nd Oct '15 11:09:52 PM vifetoile
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* DancesAndBalls: At Bath. Catherine meets Henry Tilney at one.
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* DancesAndBalls: At Bath. Catherine meets Henry Tilney at one. At first Catherine finds the balls of Bath torturous, because she doesn't know anybody and therefore can't dance or talk to anyone. A master of ceremonies explicitly introduces strangers in town, such as Miss Morland.

* DeathByChildbirth: Since this was a DeadHorseTrope even in Austen's day, she explicitly points out in the first paragraph that this ''did not'' happen to Mrs. Morland.
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* DeathByChildbirth: Since this was a DeadHorseTrope even in Austen's day, she explicitly points out in the first paragraph that this ''did not'' happen to Mrs. Morland. In fact, she went on to raise ten children and is still happily alive when the book ends.
18th Jul '15 5:36:55 PM eowynjedi
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* DeadpanSnarker: The narrator. Also Henry Tilney who might be described as spear version of Elizabeth Bennett.
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* DeadpanSnarker: The narrator. Also Henry Tilney Tilney, who might be described as spear version of Elizabeth Bennett.

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* DeadpanSnarker: The narrator. Also MeasuringTheMarigolds: Inverted during Catherine's stay with the Tilneys. While on a pleasant walk, Eleanor and Henry Tilney who might be described as spear version start talking about the path in terms of Elizabeth Bennett.painting it, making Catherine feel that her own, less-complicated enjoyment is inferior.
29th Jun '15 7:52:41 PM eowynjedi
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* GoldDigger: The Thorpes, who take the Morlands for being ''very'' rich and do everything they can to attach to them. (The Morlands, while comfortable in finances, are hardly Darcy and Pemberly.)

** Catherine "remembered that her eldest brother had lately formed an intimacy with a young man of his own college". *** At the time this would be a strong, deep bond known as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_friendship romantic friendship]]. Friend couples hugged, kissed, ''just'' slept together, wrote passionate letters, and pledged their devotion with rings, locks of hair and keepsakes. There were church ceremonies to solemnize their platonic union.
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** Catherine "remembered that her eldest brother had lately formed an intimacy with a young man of his own college". *** college". At the time this would be a strong, deep bond known as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_friendship romantic friendship]]. Friend couples hugged, kissed, ''just'' slept together, wrote passionate letters, and pledged their devotion with rings, locks of hair and keepsakes. There were church ceremonies to solemnize their platonic union.

* HypocriticalHumor: Isabella Thorpe is made of this trope.
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* HypocriticalHumor: Isabella Thorpe is made of this trope.tends to passionately declare her convictions and then contradict them with her actions just moments later. Near the start, she complains loudly about two men who are supposedly watching her, and then she drags Catherine to chase after them when they leave the room.

* MatingDance: dancing is a metaphor for marriage, according to Henry Tilney.
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* MatingDance: dancing Dancing is a metaphor for marriage, according to Henry Tilney.

* MistakenForMurderer: General Tilney.
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* MistakenForMurderer: General Tilney. Thankfully, Henry catches on to Catherine's suspicions long before she would have said anything out loud.
4th Jan '15 6:49:34 AM TheUnsquished
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Countering the AdaptationOverdosed tendency of Austen's other works, this has to be the least adapted of all her works. It was twice adapted into {{Made for TV Movie}}s, once by TheBBC in 1986 and once by {{ITV}} in 2007. Marvel Illustrated is releasing a ComicBookAdaptation starting November 2011, script by Nancy Butler, pencils and inks by Janet Lee, and covers by Julian Totino Tedesco. It was also the second book given a modern day SettingUpdate by The Austen Project, written by [[WireInTheBlood Val McDermid]].
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Countering the AdaptationOverdosed tendency of Austen's other works, this has to be the least adapted of all her works. It was twice adapted into {{Made for TV Movie}}s, once by TheBBC Creator/TheBBC in 1986 and once by {{ITV}} in 2007. Marvel Illustrated is releasing a ComicBookAdaptation starting November 2011, script by Nancy Butler, pencils and inks by Janet Lee, and covers by Julian Totino Tedesco. It was also the second book given a modern day SettingUpdate by The Austen Project, written by [[WireInTheBlood Val McDermid]].
29th Oct '14 12:46:44 PM HoursGoneBy
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The definitive [[GothicHorror Gothic]] parody, ''Northanger Abbey'' was Creator/JaneAusten's first completed novel, which she wrote as "Susan"; it developed farther the satiric vein found in her juvenilia, such as ''Literature/LoveAndFriendship''. However, circumstances prevented the novel from being published until ''after her death'' in 1817.
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The definitive [[GothicHorror Gothic]] parody, ''Northanger Abbey'' was Creator/JaneAusten's first completed novel, which she wrote as "Susan"; it developed farther the satiric vein found in her juvenilia, such as ''Literature/LoveAndFriendship''.''Literature/LoveAndFreindship''. However, circumstances prevented the novel from being published until ''after her death'' in 1817.
17th Sep '14 3:59:00 PM john_e
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* AwkwardlyPlacedBathtub: When Catherine is in her bath, she drifts into fantasy and her bathroom becomes a symbolically fertile woodland grove. Then Henry stops by to admire the view, so to speak.
6th Aug '14 6:54:26 AM XFllo
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!!Provides Examples Of:
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!!Provides Examples Of: !! The novel provides examples of:

* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Catherine's firm belief at the opening of the novel. ** In the end you could argue that the novel encourages to consider things as TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil with a lot of ALighterShadeOfGrey and ClassicalAntiHero (Catherine, despite being moral, being this).
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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Catherine's firm belief at the opening of the novel. \n** In the end you could argue that the novel encourages to consider things as TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil with a lot of ALighterShadeOfGrey and ClassicalAntiHero (Catherine, despite being moral, being this).

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!! Tropes appearing in adaptations: * BlackAndWhiteMorality: RomanceInducingSmudge: There's a lovely splash of mud on Catherine's firm belief face and Henry tries to clean it... Shown during the montage in the Abbey after General has left and the trio of young people enjoy their time together. * RomanticRain: In ITV's TV movie, during Catherine's visit to the Abbey, Catherine and Henry go horse riding to see Henry's parsonage. When they reach it, it's about to start raining. Catherine suggests they race back to the Abbey. It's quite a rainy and muddy ride and at the opening of the novel. ** In the end you could argue that the novel encourages to consider things as TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil with a lot of ALighterShadeOfGrey Abbey, Henry cleans and ClassicalAntiHero (Catherine, despite being moral, being this). caresses Catherine's face.
20th Jul '14 4:23:47 PM Ellen
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* EnglishRose: Eleanor Tilney, long-suffering English country gentry girl who is a beauty but makes no fuss about it, and is a great support to her father (who does not even appreciate her kindness) and has a loving and teasing relationship with her brother Henry.
10th Jul '14 10:54:12 PM FiliasCupio
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* NaiveEverygirl: Catherine
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