‘Jane Austen is a genius, and Northanger Abbey is hugely underrated’ Martin Amis
Catherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination. Her naivety and love of sensational novels lead her to approach the fashionable social scene in Bath and her stay at nearby Northanger Abbey with preconceptions that have embarrassing and entertaining consequences.
“Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire”
“Somebody reading over my shoulder refuses to believe that I found Northanger Abbey funnier than Catch 22, but I did. So there”
“The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal”
“Jane Austen's lightest and most playful novel”
“Jane Austen shocks me. Beside her, Joyce seems innocent as grass”