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Northanger AbbeyIn her remake of Jane Austen's story of an eligible young woman with an overactive imagination, McDermid changes the protagonist's fascination with gothic...Northanger AbbeyFictionIn her remake of Jane Austen's story of an eligible young woman with an overactive imagination, McDermid changes the protagonist's fascination with gothic...2014-04-11Grove Press
NORTHANGER ABBEY Val McDermid

NORTHANGER ABBEY Val McDermid

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Northanger Abbey

Genre: Fiction; Author: Val McDermid; Status: In Season; Publisher: Grove Press

In her remake of Jane Austen’s story of an eligible young woman with an overactive imagination, McDermid changes the protagonist’s fascination with gothic literature to supernatural-themed YA. The novel’s plot seems YA too when brought into the modern day — all chance encounters and does-he-like-me dithering. Worth a read for those wondering how Facebook might have fit into Austen’s net of social mores. B

Originally posted April 11 2014 — 12:00 AM EDT

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