*1818 edition vol. I (inc: biographical note); vol. II (vol. 2: complete)
*1913 edition, NA&P (Hugh Thomson illustrated) (Internet Archive)
*The Novels & Letters of JA (1906; Brock illustrated) vol. IX
*R.W. Chapman’s 1923 edition, NA&P vol. V
Principal Characters in Northanger Abbey:
from Pemberley, their Janes-names list
index of all characters, from Chapman’s 1923 edition (pp. 291-2)
Northanger Abbey links:
The 2010 JASNA AGM in Portland, Oregon is themed “Jane Austen and the Abbey: Mystery, Mayhem and Muslin in Portland”. Click here for a recommended reading list.
Where’s Where in Jane Austen’s Novels: a map of all the places in Northanger Abbey courtesy of JASNA and JASA (and the intro page with explanation & links to all maps).
A calendar for Northanger Abbey, by Ellen Moody
A Northanger Abbey blog ‘dedicated to discourse on Jane Austen’s Gothic parody’.
“The Northanger Canon” at the University of Virginia website.
On a Reading of Northanger Abbey, by Ellen Moody
Solitary Elegance – a website devoted to Northanger Abbey, but includes the other novels as well; monthly fashion wallpaper from Ackermann’s Repository; and C.E. Brock illustrations
From Persuasions and Persuasions Online: (Note that Persuasions no. 7  and no. 20  are focused on Northanger Abbey and have many excellent articles)
‘Of course you can trust me!’: Jane Austen’s Narrator in Northanger Abbey (Henry N. Rogers III)
Reading by the Book in Northanger Abbey (Barbara Benedict)
“Willy-Nilly” and other Tales of Male-Tails: rightful and Wrongful Laws of Landed Property in Northanger Abbey (Deirdre E. Gilbert)
The Invention of Civility in Northanger Abbey (Joseph Wiesenfarth)
Irony and Political Education in Northanger Abbey (Melissa Schaub)
Northanger Abbey at the Movies (Bruce Stovel)
Regina Maria Roche’s “Horrid” Novel: Echoes of Clermont in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, by Tenille Nowak (Persuasions No. 29, December 2007, not yet online)
A Select Bibliography:
- Aiken, Joan. “How Might Jane Austen have Revised Northanger Abbey?” Persuasions, No. 7, 1985, pp.42-54.
- Ehrenpreis, Anne Henry. “Introduction to Northanger Abbey” [ Penguin, 1972 ]. An excellent intro to the novel, with notes on all the books cited by Austen, and a nice discussion of the “horrid” novels.
- Fergus, Jan. “The Professional Woman Writer,” in CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO JANE AUSTEN, edited by Edward Copeland and Juliet McMaster [Cambridge 1997]
- Gilson, David. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF JANE AUSTEN. [Oak Knoll, 1997 (reprint with new introduction)]
- Grogan, Claire. “Introduction to Northanger Abbey,” [ Broadview Literary Texts, 1996 ]
- Johnson, R. Brimley. “Introduction to NorTHanger Abbey” [ London: Dent, 1950.]
- Le Faye, Deirdre. JANE AUSTEN: THE WORLD OF HER NOVELS [ Abrams, 2002 ]
- Litz, A. Walton. “Chonology of Composition,” JANE AUSTEN COMPANION, pp.47-52.
- Modert, Jo. “Chronology of the Novels” JANE AUSTEN COMPANION, PP. 53-59.
- Sadleir, Michael. The Northanger Novels: a footnote to Jane Austen. Norwood Editions, 1985 [reprint of the 1927 English Association Pamphlet No. 68.]
- Southam, Brian, ed. NORTHANGER ABBEY & PERSUASION (CASEBOOK SERIES). 1976. A compilation of reviews from early contemporary critics to the present.
- Tanner, Tony. “Anger in the Abbey” in his JANE AUSTEN [ Harvard, 1986 ] I love this collection of essays on each of the novels…every one is insightful and interesting.
Northanger Abbey Quiz:
(answers provided on June 22nd; see ‘Events’ for details)
Who is being described?
1. “…she was often inattentive and occasionally stupid.” _________________________
2. “…she thought her friend never looked more lovely than in uttering the grand idea.” _____________________________________________________________________________
3. “…she had neither beauty, genius, accomplishment, nor manner.” _____________
4. “…when she promised a thing, she was so scrupulous in performing it!” _______
5. ” Where she felt attachment, she had been able to create it.” __________________
6. “…as his intimacy with an acquaintance grew, so regularly grew their fortune.” ____________________________________________
7. “…no one more entitled, by unpretending merit, or better prepared by habitual suffering, to receive and enjoy felicity.” __________________________________
Who is the speaker?
1. “…my wishes are so moderate, that the smallest income in nature would be enough for me.” __________________________________________________________________
2. “I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.” ______________________________
3. “Let me only have the girl I like, say I, with a comfortable house over my head, and what care I for all the rest.” ____________________________________________
4. “I have just learned to love a hyacinth.” _______________________________________
5. “No man is offended by another man’s admiration of the woman he loves…” ___________________________________________________________
6. “This has been a strange acquaintance…soon made and soon ended.” __________
7. “There are some charming little villas around Richmond.” ____________________
The Horrid Novels: list the titles of the eight “horrid” novels which Isabella plans to read with Catherine (and the author if you can!)
And finally, in 100 words or less, write a concluding sentence for the gothic tale which Henry invents for Catherine on the drive to Northanger Abbey:
Your Name: ____________________________ (bring this to the June 22 gathering…)
(Quiz adapted from the Savannah AGM in 1985; and Elaine Bander’s quiz from the 1998 Quebec AGM.)