In reading The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe and thinking about how it may have influenced Catherine Morland’s imagination in Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen I find myself wondering how much of the novel Catherine actually paid attention to. Granted, The Mysteries of Udolpho is a gargantuan read compared to most books I typically read in my modern 21st century […]
Northanger Abbey related
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. I have read all Mrs. Radcliffe’s works, and most of them with great pleasure. The Mysteries of Udolpho, when I had once begun it, I could not lay down again; — I remember finishing it in […]
For many of us dancing has become almost a free-for-all activity with dance floors just a few steps removed from being mosh pits. The idea of having a designated dance partner is relegated to the slow dances where a girl’s arms are around a guy’s neck and his arms are around her waist. If it […]
Some would say that the best time to read a scary story is at night when the imagination is more susceptible to the terrifying ideas such tales can conjure. However, we decided that we wanted a fun atmospheric juxtaposition and do our Gothic reading during the sunny summer with Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and The Mysteries of […]
Blatant evil can easily be spotted within the pages of zombie and vampire books. But sometimes evil is vague and blurred.
The winner of our autographed, specially artistically “doodled”, gold seal embossed copy of Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons is…
Yesterday, we planned some of the most fabulous, fun, fantastic things for DJABC!
Welcoming back Vera Nazarian to answer questions posed by our members!
Hell is most often referred to as a place of fire with lakes that burn for all eternity complete with suffering to which one is never allowed to grow numb.
It’s genuinely impossible for me to say which Jane Austen work is my favorite.
I not only read novels, but I love them.