Tuesday, May 11, 2010

and the obsession continues

I recently rewatched Masterpiece Theater's Northanger Abbey. This often forgotten Jane Austen novel, is beautifully done in this cinematic version. Although Northanger Abbey tends to be overshadowed by it's counterparts, I am beginning to love this story for almost the same reasons I love Persuasion above all. Where Persuasion captures the maturity of Anne Elliot, Northanger Abbey wonderfully captures Cathy Morland's naivette. Cathy's overly dramatic daydreams and shaky steps into high society are beautifully protrayed by Felicity Jones and I love Carey Mulligan as the conniving but equally naive, Isabella Thorpe. This is a must see for any Jane Austen lover.

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