Henry Tilney's Diary (Jane Austen Heroes #6)
A charming retelling of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey--a tale of gothic misunderstandings through Henry Tilney's eyes...
At the age of four and twenty, Henry is content with his life as a clergyman, leaving his older brother Frederick to inherit Northanger Abbey. But General Tilney is determined to increase the family's means by having all three of his children marry
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I have come to look upon Amanda Grange as some sort of Austen authority; if she wrote it in one of the diaries, it must have really happen ...more
Amanda Grange has written a whole range of these diaries, Austen’s stories from an alternate point of view. Following a recent read of 'Northanger Abbey', it seemed a good time to see what the book may have looked like from Henry Tilney’s point of view. I’ve read a few of these diaries before, the Captain Wentworth one, which was my introduction to JAFF (Jane Austen Fan Fiction) and I followed that u ...more
In this retelling of Northanger Abbey, Henry's diary starts when he is a young man of sixteen. Elinor is a swee ...more
Henry Tilney has always b ...more
I think I love Henry Tilney more after reading this! I like what was added to the different characters' backgrounds, especially the relationship between Henry and his sister Eleanor. Since Henry was not with Catherine for much of the original story, a lot of it had to be brand new. I like what the author wrote, the new parts were fresh, and insightful, while also keeping true to the original text. The author also cap ...more
The novel opens in 1790 when Henry is just 16, giving readers a chance to meet the Tilneys in happier times. Henry’s mother is still alive, though frequently ill, and his father, General Tilney, tries to whip his o ...more
In Amanda Grange’s Herny Tilney’s Diary we meet a very young hero - almost 16 at the beginning - writing about his careless holidays back home from school, his older brother Frederick’s bravado, his special bond with his sister Eleanor, his mother’s frail health, his father’s strong tempe ...more
The ‘diary’ managed to capture the essence of the original character of Henry Tilney: sarcastic, maybe a bit mean but also open and a good lad. The language suited the time period but was also easier for me to read than an original classic novel. It was go ...more
I especially loved how Grange worked Tilney's love of gothic novels into a search for a heroine of his own in order to tie in with the original story. It made him seem more human and approachable to me. His teasing seems less like something he does for his own amusement so he can giggle at Catherine and more like a subtle way to ...more
I'll begin by saying that 1) I have just read Henry Tilney's Diary and Northanger Abbey back to back, having finished the latter yesterday, and 2) the story can be read as a standalone and does not require one to have read Northanger Abbey. Northanger Abbey was my f ...more
Como todo mundo já deve ter adivinhado... Henry Tilney’s Diary contra a história de A Abadia de Northanger sob o ...more
A couple of points:
*I felt that Amanda Grange's book didn't fully capture the wit or intelligence of Tilney. He really is the "Elizabeth Bennet" of Austen's hero ...more
Any epistolary novel needs to think about what would people really write. How much description would they use? Would they copy full conversations verbatim i ...more
I enjoyed reading Tilney's thoughts, and I liked the details before he met Catherine and after they were engaged. Austen did not give us that part of the story, so it was a nice touch. Many people find the ending of Northanger Abbey ambiguous. Did he really love her? Was he acting out of duty?
This novel definitely gives us the answer (at least according to Ms. Grange).
I was, however, a little off-put b ...more
'Northanger abbey' is after P an P my favourite Austen book, so when I found out that there was a 'MR TILNEYS DIARY' I was super excited. However having finished it I feel a bit sad. It wasn't what I was building it ...more
And its not a let down. Admittedly I'm not certain some of the portrayals were quite accurate (his brother Frederick for one), but I was really in it f ...more
There are so few Northanger Abbey books. I am actually reading two at the same time. And I just purchased the Masterpiece theater dvd. So I am in a big Northanger Abbey kick.
I think the only thing that is lacking for me in this adaptation is a certain passion, which I am used to with Darcy. I know I know - Tilney is not Darcy. Yet, I want him to be head over heels for Catherine. Oh well. He gets there, but still not enough for me.
However, I love reading more about the r ...more