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  1. This adaptation aired on PBS in the United States as part of the "Complete Jane Austen" on Masterpiece Classic in January 2008. It stars Felicity Jones as Catherine Morland and JJ Feild as Henry Tilney. A stage adaptation of Northanger Abbey by Tim Luscombe (published by Nick Hern Books ISBN 9781854598370), was produced by Salisbury Playhouse ...

  2. Lydia Bennet (later Lydia Wickham) is the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet. She is married to George Wickham and has four sisters, Jane Bingley, Elizabeth Darcy, Mary Bennet, and Catherine Bennet. She is sister-in-law to Charles Bingley and Fitzwilliam Darcy. She is a distant cousin of William Collins, a clergyman. Lydia was born in June and is 15 at the start of the novel. Lydia is her ...

  3. Anne Steele Aunt Dashwood was the sister of Uncle Dashwood. After her death, her brother invited their nephew Henry Dashwood and his family to live with him at Norland Park. Betty is Mrs. Jennings's maidservant. Biddy Henshawe is the very rich aunt of Sophia Grey. Cartwright is a servant at Mrs. Jennings's London house Colonel Brandon Dr. Davies is a clergyman who Anne Steele hopes to ensnare ...

  4. First published posthumously in 1817, “Northanger Abbey” was actually the first finished novel that Jane Austen wrote. It is the story of seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland, one of ten children of a country clergyman, who imagines life as living in one of the Gothic novels with which she is excessively fond of reading.

  5. The author Jane Austen and her works have been represented in popular culture in a variety of forms.. Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose social commentary and masterly use of both free indirect speech and irony eventually made her one of the most influential and honoured novelists in English literature.

  6. Jane Austen’s three early novels form a distinct group in which a strong element of literary satire accompanies the comic depiction of character and society. Sense and Sensibility tells the story of the impoverished Dashwood sisters. Marianne is the heroine of “sensibility”—i.e., of openness and enthusiasm. She becomes infatuated with the attractive John Willoughby, who seems to be a ...

  7. Catherine Morland is a young woman who enjoys reading Gothic Novels. She is invited to Bath by a family friend, Mrs. Allen, and there she meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor. Upon ... See full summary » Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Katharine Schlesinger, Peter Firth, Robert Hardy, Googie Withers. Votes: 896