History Literature / NorthangerAbbey

9th Feb '18 5:33:37 AM fruitstripegum
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* {{Diary}}: Whether Catherine actually keeps one is never mentioned in the novel, but Henry jokingly assumes that all young women do, and goes on to speculate that that's why they're (supposedly) so good at letter-writing. This is an early (perhaps the first) example of the word "journal" used as a verb. Henry speaks several times about "journaling", making the whole conversation sound oddly modern. Played straight in the 2007 movie, in which she is revealed, two seconds after this conversation, to be writing about the events.


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* {{Diary}}: Whether Catherine actually keeps one is never mentioned in the novel, but Henry jokingly assumes that all young women do, and goes on to speculate that that's why they're (supposedly) so good at letter-writing. This is an early (perhaps the first) example of the word "journal" used as a verb. Henry speaks several times about "journaling", making the whole conversation sound oddly modern. Played straight in the 2007 movie, in which she is revealed, two seconds after this conversation, to be writing about the events.
9th Feb '18 5:33:18 AM fruitstripegum
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* ConversationalTroping: EVERYWHERE!
* ConspiracyTheorist: Catherine has all these suspicions about the Tilneys and the abbey, all of them based on nothing except conventions of Gothic novels, and jumping to wild conclusions based on tiny discrepancies in what she thinks someone's behaviour should be. For this, she earns the title of IdiotHero, because although she tends to be smart if naive in other matters, here she drops down right into deep stupidity. She [[CharacterDevelopment gets better, though]].



* ConversationalTroping: EVERYWHERE!
* ConspiracyTheorist: Catherine has all these suspicions about the Tilneys and the abbey, all of them based on nothing except conventions of Gothic novels, and jumping to wild conclusions based on tiny discrepancies in what she thinks someone's behaviour should be. For this, she earns the title of IdiotHero, because although she tends to be smart if naive in other matters, here she drops down right into deep stupidity. She [[CharacterDevelopment gets better, though]].
9th Feb '18 5:32:50 AM fruitstripegum
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* AristocratsAreEvil: Mrs. Morland is unaware of this, and does not warn her daughter against the peril.



* AristocratsAreEvil: Mrs. Morland is unaware of this, and does not warn her daughter against the peril.
18th Jan '18 7:50:53 PM TheTroper1
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Catherine is described as "almost pretty" and Tilney as "if not quite handsome ... very near it." In the 2007 ITV adaptation they are played by Creator/FelicityJones and J.J. Feild, respectively.
--> '''Henry''': Nothing would give me greater pleasure, sir. *smirks at Catherine*


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* DoubleEntendre:
--> '''General Tilney''' (who has been aggressively pushing Catherine and Henry together throughout the entire novel, as he believes she is an heiress, on the morning of his departure from Northanger): I trust you will be able to entertain our guest ''properly'' while I am gone, Henry?
16th Jan '18 9:19:32 PM KarenSDR
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*Gaslighting: John and Isabella Thorpe both accuse Catherine of having promised everything from a dance to a ride to an engagement of marriage, and when she protests, they try to convince her that she has a terrible memory.
6th Jan '18 8:31:21 PM nombretomado
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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 [[Series/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}} Creator/{{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 [[Series/WireInTheBlood Val McDermid]].
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.
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