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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
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Aug 23, 07

bookshelves: classics
Read in August, 2007

Don't believe the gripe, it's brilliant! On the downside, you've really got to have read books like The Mysteries of Udolpho, Romance of the Forest and Evelina, to get the jokes because they're exactly the tropes Austen is mocking, but even without this background knowledge it's still genius. Definitely one of my favourite Austen's along with Persuasion.
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