6 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'northanger abbey':


Lazy Reviewing

It's about time I finally got around to watching Northanger Abbey, since Mansfield Park is on tomorrow! I shall shamelessly copy and edit - only slightly - my own Facebook/Flixster review of the film rather than writing anything original. Alas, poor readers! It was good, but leaves room for improvement in future film versions. When I read the book, I felt that the judgment of Catherine was coming from inside - from the narrator and the reader, so that we were sort of laughing at her from our side. In the movie, it's all Henry and I felt a bit...

srah - Saturday, 26 January 2008 - 4:20 PM
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One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other

This SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY, coming to a TV near me (and maybe you, if you're lucky!) is the three-month Jane Austenpalooza on Masterpiece Theatre. In case this is the first you're hearing of the loveliness that PBS is providing in our hour of television need, here's the program: January 13: PersuasionThe Amanda Root-Ciaran Hinds version is probably my favorite film version of a Jane Austen novel, so I'm a bit hesitant about this one. Can it be anywhere near as good? January 20: Northanger AbbeyI've never seen a film version of Northanger Abbey, but it's the novel that I've read...

srah - Thursday, 10 January 2008 - 9:53 PM
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Henry Tilney: Women love him, women want to be him

I'm currently listening to the audiobook version of Northanger Abbey. It got me up to Michigan and back this weekend, and I still have a tape or two to finish off on my short jaunts around town. I had the clever idea that I was going to blog about how I could identify with both the heroine, Catherine Morland, and the hero, Henry Tilney, but then I discovered that I wrote exactly that almost exactly five years ago when I read the book for the first time. There is nothing new under the sun! I am fortunate, I suppose, to...

srah - Thursday, 25 October 2007 - 12:41 PM
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Dippy hermaphrodite Austen character seeks new book to read

The book-monster that is srah has finished Northanger Abbey. I think Catherine is one of Jane Austen's dippier main characters, but I also identified with her a lot. Great, what does that say about me? I also identified a lot with Henry Tilney, the male protagonist. Great, what does that say about me?...

srah - Thursday, 17 October 2002 - 2:30 PM
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I bet Bath-water tastes better

Once upon a time, there was a girl who went to spend some time in a town known for its waters. When she arrived, she was very lonely. Sound familiar? I am reading Northanger Abbey and quite enjoying it, so I will share some of my favorite parts: "How uncomfortable it is," whispered Catherine, "not to have a single acquaintance here!" "Yes, my dear," replied Mrs. Allen, with perfect serenity, "it is very uncomfortable indeed." "What shall we do? The gentlemen and ladies at this table look as if they wondered why we came here -- we seem forcing ourselves...

srah - Thursday, 17 October 2002 - 12:40 PM
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Bibliothèque

I went to the public library yesterday to get a card and feed my voracious hunger for the written word. I am out of control. I will eat read two a night. I need to get started on French ones, because that will slow me down. So I have Foreign Exchanges in honor of me, Northanger Abbey in honor of Becky, and The Pyramid in honor of Piggy and his ass-mar....

srah - Thursday, 17 October 2002 - 6:50 AM
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