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Northanger Abbey (Marvel Classics) (edition 2012)

by Nancy Butler, Janet Lee (Illustrator)

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Title:Northanger Abbey (Marvel Classics)
Authors:Nancy Butler
Other authors:Janet Lee (Illustrator)
Info:Marvel (2012), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 112 pages
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Abbey is one of Austen's more satirical novels, and I have to admit, after I read it I wasn't a huge fan. It just seemed so silly-like the drama was heightened. After some research, I found Austen meant it to be that way. Reading Butler's adaptation gave me a new appreciation for the story, and the lead characters, Catharine and Henry. Butler does a wonderful job if summarizing Austen's novel and including memorable quotes and scenes from the original.

These versions are excellent for teens, or someone who is looking to get a light version of what the book is about. It's really summed up nicely, and even as an Austen fan, I sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the little details she provides. Lee's illustration style is fantastic too. I love the angular quality of the characters and the bold lines. Note that the cover art is nothing like the artwork throughout the comic, but both are beautifully done. ( )
  MillieHennessy | Jan 4, 2014 |
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Seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland craves the romantic life of a storybook heroine. When a chance to visit Bath beckons, she is sure she will find the hero of her dreams. But the inexperienced Catherine soon falls prey to a conniving sister and brother.… (more)

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