'Jane Austen is a genius, and Northanger Abbey is hugely underrated' Martin Amis
'Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire' J. K. Rowling 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.
Praise for Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspireJ.K. Rowling
Somebody reading over my shoulder refuses to believe that I found Northanger Abbey funnier than Catch 22, but I did. So thereJenny Colgan
The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortalVirginia Woolf
Jane Austen's lightest and most playful novelIndependent
Jane Austen shocks me. Beside her, Joyce seems innocent as grassW.H. Auden