Northanger Abbey (2014) 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… 2014-04-15 Fiction Grove Press
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Northanger Abbey (2014)

NORTHANGER ABBEY Val McDermid
NORTHANGER ABBEY Val McDermid
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Apr 15, 2014; Writer: Val McDermid; Genre: Fiction; 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 Apr 01, 2014 Published in issue #1307-1308 Apr 18, 2014 Order article reprints