Northanger Abbey 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… Northanger Abbey 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
Book Review

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