History Literature / NorthangerAbbey

7th Dec '17 6:30:21 AM theloopweaver
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* CommicallyMissingThePoint: After Isabella and James are officially engaged, John Thorpe makes a pass at Catherine by saying that they will go to the wedding and try the truth of the old song "Going To One Wedding Brings On Another".

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* CommicallyMissingThePoint: ComicallyMissingThePoint: After Isabella and James are officially engaged, John Thorpe makes a pass at Catherine by saying that they will go to the wedding and try the truth of the old song "Going To One Wedding Brings On Another".
13th Oct '17 2:40:17 PM john_e
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* BookEnds: The 1986 BBC adaptation opens and closes with Catherine hearing her little sister calling for her.



* DreamSequence: Catherine has several of these in the ITV version. They go in this order:

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* DreamSequence: DreamSequence / FantasySequence: Catherine has several of these in the ITV version. They go in this order:


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* EightiesHair: Isabella's hairdo in the 1986 version is a colossal mass of curls.
* ImagineSpot: In the BBC adaptation, Catherine has two before the opening credits, involving being in IHaveYouNowMyPretty situations with ruffians who [[AndYouWereThere strangely resemble people she will meet in Bath]]. The second one reoccurs when Catherine is at the Abbey, with Henry riding in on a white horse to rescue her from the villains.
8th Oct '17 5:39:18 PM cordychase
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* ClockKing: General Tilney.

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* ClockKing: General Tilney. And then he'll yell at you for rushing.
* CommicallyMissingThePoint: After Isabella and James are officially engaged, John Thorpe makes a pass at Catherine by saying that they will go to the wedding and try the truth of the old song "Going To One Wedding Brings On Another".
-->''Catherine:'' But I never sing.
8th Oct '17 5:26:28 PM cordychase
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* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: During Catherine's walk with the Tilneys in the ITV version, Eleanor suddenly has to tie her shoe, leaving Catherine and Henry to talk alone for a few moments. Then flipped a few seconds later, when Eleanor's paramour rides up and they walk off to let her talk to him in private.
7th Oct '17 8:59:39 PM cordychase
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Catherine's mistrust of General Tilney. Is he a murderer? No. But he ''is'' an untrustworthy Jerkass who emotionally abuses his children and kicks a teenage girl out of his house all her own with no care as to how she'll get home.
5th Aug '17 2:30:52 PM eowynjedi
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* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Gothic romance novel fangirl Catherine gets to spend some weeks in a Gothic abbey. [[spoiler: The trope is ultimately subverted, when Catherine is proven to be WrongGenreSavvy.]]

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* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Gothic romance novel fangirl Catherine gets to spend some weeks in a Gothic abbey. [[spoiler: The trope is ultimately subverted, when Catherine is proven to be WrongGenreSavvy.]]



* ChekhovsGun: Deliberately invoked by the {{Narrator}} to ''deliberately narrowly avert'' an AssPull!

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* ChekhovsGun: Deliberately invoked by the {{Narrator}} to ''deliberately narrowly avert'' an AssPull!AssPull! It's thoroughly lampshaded by the narrator, who says she knows it's "against the rules" to introduce a character like this at the eleventh hour and therefore points to the laundry list as sufficient foreshadowing.



* DeusExMachina: General Tilney refused to let Catherine wed Henry only because [[spoiler:he did not want Henry to marry a poor girl]]. But when his daughter Eleanor marries a nobleman, it makes him happy enough to consent to his son's marrying whomever he wants (although it also doesn't hurt when he finds out that Catherine's [[spoiler: not as poor as he thought]]). By the way, [[ChekhovsGun remember]] the [[spoiler:laundry list? That was said rich man's]].

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* DeusExMachina: General Tilney refused to let Catherine wed Henry only because [[spoiler:he he did not want Henry to marry a poor girl]]. girl. But when his daughter Eleanor marries a nobleman, it makes him happy enough to consent to his son's marrying whomever he wants (although it also doesn't hurt when he finds out that Catherine's [[spoiler: not as poor as he thought]]). thought). By the way, [[ChekhovsGun remember]] the [[spoiler:laundry laundry list? That was said rich man's]].man's.



* ForegoneConclusion[=/=]MediumAwareness[=/=]SpoiledByTheFormat: "The anxiety, which ... must be the portion of [[spoiler:Henry and Catherine]] ... can hardly extend, I fear, to the bosom of my readers, [[LampshadeHanging who will see in the tell-tale compression of the pages before them]], that we are all hastening together to [[HappilyEverAfter perfect felicity]]."
** Subverted in editions that include ''Lady Susan'' and the unfinished novels; in these, the end of ''Northanger Abbey'' occurs when only halfway through the book.



* MoralityKitchenSink: A major part of the Aesop for Catherine.
* NaiveEverygirl: Catherine

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* MoralityKitchenSink: A major part of the Aesop for Catherine.
Catherine. General Tilney is a highly unpleasant man and difficult for his wife and children to live with, but that doesn't mean he was unaffected by her death. Captain Tilney is a careless flirt, but Henry and Eleanor still love him as their brother and his misbehavior accidentally saves James Morland from a bad marriage.
* NaiveEverygirl: CatherineCatherine.



* OhWaitThisIsMyGroceryList: Catherine finds some old papers, and imagines their terrifying contents just as the lights go out. When she gets some light and reads them, she finds a laundry list. [[spoiler:This is a ChekhovsGun]].

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* OhWaitThisIsMyGroceryList: Catherine finds some old papers, and imagines their terrifying contents just as the lights go out. When she gets some light and reads them, she finds a laundry list. [[spoiler:This is a ChekhovsGun]].Which actually becomes important later.



* ParentsAsPeople: Mr. and Mrs. Morland love their many children, but their greatest compliment to their daughter is to say that she is "almost pretty today." (It actually doesn't bother Catherine at all because she's always been an OutdoorsyGal who's only recently learned to care about being pretty.) They also read James' letter of heartbreak and betrayal about Isabella and conclude that it's probably good for him to have it happen at a young age because he'll recover and know better. Similarly, while they're angry at General Tilney they feel that Catherine's long journey was a good learning experience to manage herself, and can't figure out that her low spirits are more from her ill-treatment until handsome Henry turns up.



* PoorCommunicationKills

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* %%* PoorCommunicationKills



** [[spoiler:Isabella Thorpe for James Morland.]]
** [[spoiler:John Thorpe for Catherine. He's not much of one, though; Catherine perceives him as a {{Jerkass}} from day one and is never truly interested in him in the first place, only doing things with him because he is James's friend and Isabella's brother.]]

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** [[spoiler:Isabella Isabella Thorpe for James Morland.]]
Morland.
** [[spoiler:John John Thorpe for Catherine. He's not much of one, though; Catherine perceives him as a {{Jerkass}} from day one and is never truly interested in him in the first place, only doing things with him because he is James's friend and Isabella's brother.]]



* SpoiledByTheFormat: Lampshaded (see ForegoneConclusion, above). [[invoked]]

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* SpoiledByTheFormat: Lampshaded (see ForegoneConclusion, above). [[invoked]][[invoked]] "The anxiety, which ... must be the portion of Henry and Catherine ... can hardly extend, I fear, to the bosom of my readers, [[LampshadeHanging who will see in the tell-tale compression of the pages before them]], that we are all hastening together to [[HappilyEverAfter perfect felicity]]." (Subverted in editions that include ''Lady Susan'' and the unfinished novels; in these, the end of ''Northanger Abbey'' occurs when only halfway through the book.)
5th Jul '17 3:14:21 PM SavesTheDay
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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/LoveAndFreindship''. 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/LoveAndFreindship''. However, circumstances prevented the novel from being published until ''after after her death'' death in 1817.
8th Apr '17 10:39:15 AM nombretomado
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: After the 2007 adaptation was broadcast, a letter to the ''RadioTimes'' complained that the scriptwriter had added a jarring reference to baseball. That passage came word for word from the book. In fact, the OED records it as the first mention of baseball (by that name) in literature.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: After the 2007 adaptation was broadcast, a letter to the ''RadioTimes'' ''Magazine/RadioTimes'' complained that the scriptwriter had added a jarring reference to baseball. That passage came word for word from the book. In fact, the OED records it as the first mention of baseball (by that name) in literature.
8th Feb '17 12:53:17 PM Xtifr
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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 Creator/TheBBC in 1986 and once by {{ITV}} in 2007. The Creator/{{PBS}} series ''Series/{{Wishbone}}'' also used it as the basis of an episode, with the eponymous dog in the role of Henry. Marvel Illustrated released 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 Creator/TheBBC in 1986 and once by {{ITV}} in 2007. The Creator/{{PBS}} series ''Series/{{Wishbone}}'' also used it as the basis of an episode, with the eponymous dog in the role of Henry. Marvel Illustrated released 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 [[Series/WireInTheBlood Val McDermid]].
5th Dec '16 5:21:37 PM StarSword
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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 Creator/TheBBC in 1986 and once by {{ITV}} in 2007. Marvel Illustrated released 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 Creator/TheBBC in 1986 and once by {{ITV}} in 2007. The Creator/{{PBS}} series ''Series/{{Wishbone}}'' also used it as the basis of an episode, with the eponymous dog in the role of Henry. Marvel Illustrated released 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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