Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey
  • Northanger Abbey

    • Jane Austen

    • David Harewood (Read by)

    • Julia McKenzie (Read by)

    • Amanda Root (Read by)

    • Jenny Agutter (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    In this BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of one of Jane Austen's most beloved works, Catherine Morland's overactive imagination makes her life more complicated than she would have wished...

    Catherine is obsessed with Gothic novels, often getting swept up by her taste for the dramatic and tragic. Did Mrs Tilney really die nine years previously, or has she been murdered or imprisoned in her chambers this whole time?

    Meanwhile she is torn between two suitors, the handsome and clever Henry Tilney and the arrogant John Thorpe....

    Published over 200 years ago, Northanger Abbey remains one of the British nation's favourite novels. Among the star cast in this radio production are Amanda Root, David Harewood, Julia McKenzie, and Jenny Agutter.

    This title is part of the BBC's Jane Austen collection.
    © 2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (p) 2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

RELEASED 25/02/2021

Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16 December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.

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