Friday, 1 September 2017

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (Real Reads)

Hello my name is Jasmin and I am 10 years old. Today I will be doing a book review of Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.

We visited the Jane Austen Centre in Bath which is where I found out about these books. If you want to find out more about the Jane Austen Centre, have a link at their website.

This is my first book review of a book by Jane Austen, so I will tell you a few facts about her. Jane Austen visited Bath as a young woman. Northhanger Abbey is Jane Austen’s earliest major novel  but it was only published after her death. Jane Austen was born on the 16 December 1775 in Steventon and she died on 18 July 1817 in Winchester. Jane Austen grew up with 7 siblings. She published her first book on October 1811, this book was called Sense and Sensibility.

Northanger Abbey is about Catherine Morland, and she visits the Tilney’s house because in Bath she saw Henry Tilney and they fell in love. So Henry invited Catherine to stay at their house and she finds out that their mother has died, but because she has read so many books, she starts to suspect that Henry’s father has killed Henry’s mother. At the end, Catherine marries Henry, who is the person she wants to marry.

My favourite character is Catherine Morland, because she is the heroine of this story and she reads lots of books like me.

The characters in this book are Catherine Morland , James Morland, John Thorpe, Isabella Thorpe, Henry Tilney, Eleanor Tilney and General Tilney (Henry’s father).

I would recommend this book to ages 9 or above, because it is hard to understand what is happening in the book because it uses difficult vocabulary.

I have thoroughly enjoyed this book - and there are 5 more books in this series. This book is part of the "Real Reads" series which are specially designed for children to read classic novels in a way that is easier to understand.

Please comment which Jane Austen book you would like me to review next.