Jane Austen's first novel—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen's fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learns truths about love, life, and the heady power of literature. The satirical novel pokes fun at the gothic novel while earnestly emphasizing caution to the female sex.
My Rating: 6.5/10
This was my first Jane Austen book that I have read and I went into it being really intimidated for obvious reasons.
I found this book extremely slow paced. The book is called Northanger Abbey and yet we do not see the place in question until under 100 pages from the end.
The first 3/4 of the book was so dialogue heavy and I found this rather boring.
When Catherine finally made it to the Abbey, I found everything anti-climactic. It kept building up the suspense only for nothing to happen. I lost count of how many times this happened.