Northanger Abbey (Classic Literature with Classical Music) CD – 要約, オーディオブック, クラシック
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Northanger Abbey is the earliest of Jane Austen's great comedies of female enlightenment and combines literary burlesque - making fun of the excesses of the Gothic novel - with larger moral, philosophical, and social issues: the folly of letting literature get in the way of life, the inexcusability of not thinking for oneself, and the painful difficulties (especially for women) involved in growing up. Lady Susan and The Watsons are early compositions that reflect many of the qualities of Northanger Abbey. The first is an epistolary novel centring on the intrigues of the villainous Lady Susan; the second is an unfinished example of Jane Austen's most characteristic form - a story where the heroine is outstanding for her sense and goodness, virtues notably lacking in the other characters, who are here part of an altogether bleaker vision. Sanditon, too, is tragically incomplete, and it signals the achievement of a new depth and breadth of comic insight on the part of its author.
This book is in Electronic Paperback Format. If you view this book on any of the computer systems below, it will look like a book. Simple to run, no program to install. Just put the CD in your CDROM drive and start reading. The simple easy to use interface is child tested at pre-school levels.
Windows 3.11, Windows/95, Windows/98, OS/2 and MacIntosh and Linux with Windows Emulation.
Includes Quiet Vision's Dynamic Index. the abilty to build a index for any set of characters or words.
In the film adaption of this novel, sexual desires are clearly depicted, but humble Austen did not write them so clearly. What impressed me most was that Catherine's over-acted fantasies were based on the novels she was reading.
No one could describe Jane Austen as a blue-stocking, a type with which she had no sympathy, but it is plain that she was far from being an uncultivated woman. She was, in fact, as well instructed as any woman of her time and station.
Dr. Champman, the great authority on her novels, has made a list of the books she is known to have read. It is an imposing one.
One would have thought that such a book-loving woman must have esteemed reading highly, but in this novel Austen has pointed out the bad influence of reading very cynically. It is an evidence that she was a well-balanced person.
I think that this novel should be regarded as humorous writing, of which the humor comes much from the too naïve and imaginative heroine unwisely applying the conventions of gothic novels to real life.
The story is of rich people without financial troubles, and many people today must find it difficult to have much in common with the characters. Indeed in this novel there is much to cavil at, but there is more to delight, as is often the case with Austen’s novels.
Now I know why it was so inexpensive, yet still a complete waste of my money since I actually wanted to read the entire work of Jane Austen.
It was tough to find Austen’s usual sarcastic, edgy heroine or hone in on the pithy social commentary that punctuates her novels. This version read insipid, hollow and left me wondering if J.A. actually wrote it. For the life of me, I cannot remember reading this during my school days so I have nothing to compare this to other than other reviewers. After checking them out, it’s clear this title has had LOTS of troubles since its publication, not the least of which is it’s very identity!
All in all, I’ve had good experiences with Amazon Classics. This particular volume needs to have a new edition, as in completely revised and updated📚
Jane Austen is in her element as she slyly puts her tongue firmly in her cheek in this sendup of gothic romance. It is the first of her six great novels that she sold, but the last to be published. For some reason a publisher paid good money for the book, then did not print it - he had to be sued to return the manuscript!
This handsome Kindle edition from Wisehouse Classics has beautiful clear typography and a clickable table of contents. It is an elegant addition to your reading collection and will bring hours of pleasure.
I read this aloud with my fourteen-year old daughter, and we thoroughly enjoyed Catharine's youthful foibles and rejoiced in her growth and happy conclusion.
The kindle special edition has illustrations from an early edition which I felt added pleasantly to the e-book reading experience.