Finished: Oct. 22, 2007
Reason for Reading: This book was chosen for me on the GRTB thread at LibraryThing. My final book for the RIP Challenge.
First Published: 1817
Genre: Gothic fiction
No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be an heroine.
Comments: I have recently wanted to read Jane Austen again for some time. I had previously read two of her other novels (Pride and Prejudice and Emma) but that was a very long time ago. I've now decided I am not a Jane Austen fan. This is a rather average romance story which is said to be a parody of the classic Gothic novels. The plot (what there was of it) was decent enough but I just felt like I was wading through pages of drivel. I found the dialogue irritating, the banter between the men and women just made me want to scream. Although the style of writing and the language used by the author is indeed beautiful I found the characters immensely irritating. Austen is not for me.