Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons

From the author of Mansfield Park and MummiesNORTHANGER ABBEY AND ANGELS AND DRAGONSDragons in the skies of Regency England Gothic horrors collide with high satire in this elegant, hilarious, witty, insane, and unexpectedly romantic supernatural parody of Jane Austen s classic novel.Young and naive Catherine Morland is constantly surrounded by angels only she alone canFrom the author of Mansfield Park and MummiesNORTHANGER ABBEY AND ANGELS AND DRAGONSDragons in the skies of Regency England Gothic horrors collide with high satire in this elegant, hilarious, witty, insane, and unexpectedly romantic supernatural parody of Jane Austen s classic novel.Young and naive Catherine Morland is constantly surrounded by angels only she alone can see Leaving her country home for the first time, to embark on a grand adventure that begins in fashionable Bath, our romantic heroine must not only decrypt the mystery of the Udolpho Code but win her true love Henry Tilney.Meanwhile she is beset by all the Gothic horrors known to Impressionable Young Ladies odious demons, Regency balls, elusive ghosts, pleasure excursions, temperature changing nephilim, secret clues, ogre suitors, and a terrifying ancient Dragon who has very likely hidden a secret treasure hoard somewhere in the depths of Northanger Abbey.Gentle Reader this Delightful Illustrated Edition includes Scholarly Footnotes and Appendices.
Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons From the author of Mansfield Park and MummiesNORTHANGER ABBEY AND ANGELS AND DRAGONSDragons in the skies of Regency England Gothic horrors collide with high satire in this elegant hilarious witty i

  • Title: Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons
  • Author: Vera Nazarian Jane Austen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. Book Info: Genre: Classical Literary Parody Reading Level: Adult My Thoughts: I will start out by saying that, despite having been an English major, I have never read Northanger Abbey, the book being parodied. I am not sure if that will affect my understanding and appreciation of this text or not.I had a fun time reading this book – while I have no idea how it held to the original plot and text, I found the writing style to be amusing and full of humor, and there is nothing I like more than to [...]

    2. I did not expect the book to follow the original so closely while pairing it with the paranormal. Truly, had I known it for what it is, I may never had read it at all. Blissful ignorance. I read it and enjoyed the retelling and was grateful it never utterly squelched Austen nor delved too deeply into the supernatural so as to make it grotesque. I enjoyed rather hearty chuckles throughout the book.

    3. Dear readers, leaving the comfortable realm of amiable and serene Austenesque novels, I have decided to take a brief sojourn into the terrifying, and sometimes violent, world of Jane Austen monster mash-ups. Having read and exceedingly enjoyed other Jane Austen paranormal creations (Jane Bites Back, Bespelling Jane Austen, and Jane and the Damned), I felt ready to jump into a true monster mash-up (I did read Emma and the Vampires, but didn't really find it to be much of a mash-up). And after rea [...]

    4. I won this at a first-reads on !So I was definitely totally against the whole re-writing of Jane Austen's novels because I love them in their pure forms, and I still do! After reading another book called Pride Prejudice and Zombies, or something or another, I did not want to read another remake of a Jane Austen book with supernaturals.But was I surprised! I thought to myself, give it a try, and I did! Northanger Abbey is one of my favorite novels written by Jane Austen (surprising isn't it!).In [...]

    5. This was a delightful novel, in which our heroine was more frightened of fiction than of the reality of ogres, demons, dragons, ghosts, and (of course) giant ferocious ducks. I loved the author's style. It was quite tongue-in-cheek, just as any novel Miss Austen would produce regarding such gothic horrors. I will definitely read Ms. Nazarian's other novels with great expectations of amusement.

    6. Let me begin by saying that I have read other works by both Vera Nazarian and Jane Austen, and greatly enjoyed them both. I have also read other recent Austen collaborations*, and I have enjoyed those as well. Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons is exactly as it sounds - an Austen parody/collaboration with the addition of Angels and Dragons. Austen's original novel, for the uninitiated, is the story of a country girl who spends a few weeks in society at Bath, taking the waters and attending [...]

    7. First of all, this is the first Jane Austen monster mash-up book I've read, so I can't compare it with other books from that genre ; however, I think it was a perfect book for a first attempt! :).In this supernatural parody of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, titled Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons we find the original characters, such as Catherine Morland, Henry Tilney, Isabella Thorpe, and so on, but with slight changes : Catherine can for example communicate with tiny guardian angels, a [...]

    8. Ages: 13 and upJane Austen purists beware! That great lady's masterworks have been snatched by that shameless harridan Vera Nazarian and dropped into absurd and wholly improper situations. The unfortunate heroine of Northanger Abbey has been placed in a strange world of angels, demons and one monstrous duck! Will Catherine Morland be able to resist the demonic wiles of the Thorpes with only the help of her angelic friends? Is the dragon that has been seen in the skies above Bath seeking a buried [...]

    9. This is my 4th Jane Austen mash-up and while I still liked Pride and Prejudice and Zombies the best (it tells us why Charlotte Lucas would marry the odious Mr. Collins) this book had it's good points too. It takes the satire that Jane Austen used in Northanger Abbey to make fun of the gothic novels of her day to a whole new level by adding angels, demons, and dragons, and a search for secret hidden treasure using the Udolpho Code. It was amusing and was a light read which I was looking for. Now, [...]

    10. I really enjoyed this book. It was very hard to put down and I stayed up two nights reading this book. The main character's, Catherine, supernatural abilities brought a refreshing tone to the novel. I hated Catherine's so called friend, Isabella, and her brother, John. I was ecstatic when Catherine disassociated herself from the evil siblings.The innocence and supernatural abilities of Catherine made it hard to close the book. Nazarian's character development, imagery and plot development with a [...]

    11. I'll be honest. This is the first time I've gone near anything Regency-related, so I'm probably not going to be able to hold the novel up against the existing tales by Austen. What I will say is that the writing is a treat and I enjoyed the stabs at Dan Brown's clues, as well as gothic novels. As far as monster mash-ups go, Nazarian entertains, and not once did the story feel forced. There are many smaller routines that occur within the story but of particular amusement was the way Catherine dea [...]

    12. I enjoyed reading this book it was a fun twist on one of jane austen's classic novels.I will be reading more from this author.If you expect to get plain jane austen this book is not for you.I myself like classic mash up books I have read quite a few.I thought this writer held her own with the others I have read.If you want a comedy twist on a classic check this book out.For me it was a fun read and not a waste of time.I also loved the cover art of the book.

    13. I have been obsessively reading all the horror and fairytale versions of Jane Austen books and this was one of my favorites. Well written!

    14. De todos os livros da Austen, A Abadia de Northanger é, muito provavelmente, o que melhor se presta para o gênero dos mash-ups – afinal, ele em si já é uma espécie de releitura do romance gótico, satirizando os clichês envolvidos em sua composição. Assim é que, quando procurava algum título para encaixar na minha quota austeniana do mês e de quebra comemorar o dia das bruxas, decidi ir atrás de algum livro que brincasse com a história de Miss Morland.Devo dizer que foi a escolha [...]

    15. I can't help but bemoan this new genre and spurn the audacity of some who would reduce the immortal prose of a beloved novelist to mere silliness, for silliness it most assuredly is. Howsomever, I read the entire book and could not falsify self-righteous indignation when reading passages about the misapprehensions of Catherine's dialogue with her angels by her family. Or Catherine's transparent schemes to disguise same. Silliness, after all, can be effectively amusing and so I resolve myself to [...]

    16. I thoroughly enjoyed Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons. I had previously read Northanger Abbey, and am a fan of Jane Austen's. The heroine is as charming as when she was initially created, but has become just so funny. It is also funny that is is a parody of a parody (as Northanger Abbey was a parody of the Gothic style in vogue at the time in England).I think though that Nazarian should have believed more in the ability of the readers to catch the ironic parts of the book without having t [...]

    17. I struggled with this one a little and having a hard time to decide if it's a 2 or 3 star so I'll say 2.5 stars. It was witty and there were moments that I got caught up in the story however there were also moments that lost my attention and they unfortunately were more often than not. Perhaps as this particular novel of Jane's was not my favorite and this being the first read into a fantasy/paranormal exploration of her books could be part of the reason I wasn't thoroughly engaged.

    18. This is not even worth a raiting! The worst book I have tried to read in ages - not worth the download even if it was a freeby! Any one can follow an old classic and add a few angels every now and then, but why do so when none of it makes sense within the storyline. Terrible waste of time.

    19. Just won this book-will be receiving a copy straight from the author-look forward to reading it & will happily give you a review!

    20. Actually would give this 2 1/2 stars. Moves along well for first third with humor but loses steam, eventually slogging ahead toward the conclusion.

    21. The end was cute. And we finally saw the dragons. Still just an okay story, but the angels and dragons definitely improved on the original.

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