Northanger Abbey was once the 1st of Jane Austen's novels to be accomplished for booklet, notwithstanding she had formerly made a begin on experience and Sensibility and delight and Prejudice. based on Cassandra Austen's Memorandum, Susan (as it used to be first referred to as) was once written nearly in the course of 1798–99. It was once revised via Austen for the click in 1803, and offered within the related 12 months for £10 to a London bookseller, Crosby & Co., who determined opposed to publishing. In 1817, the bookseller was once content material to promote it again to the novelist's brother, Henry Austen, for the precise sum — £10 — that he had paid for it at the start, no longer figuring out that the author was once via then the writer of 4 renowned novels. the unconventional used to be extra revised sooner than being introduced out posthumously in overdue December 1817 (1818 given at the title-page), because the first volumes of a four-volume set with Persuasion.
Film, television or theatrical adaptations
The A&E community and the BBC published the tv version Northanger Abbey in 1986.
An version of Northanger Abbey with screenplay by way of Andrew Davies, used to be proven on ITV on 25 March 2007 as a part of their "Jane Austen Season". This edition aired on PBS within the usa as a part of the "Complete Jane Austen" on Masterpiece vintage in January 2008.
"Pup Fiction" – an episode of Wishbone that includes the plot and characters of Austen's Northanger Abbey.
In 2012, it was once introduced that HarperCollins had employed Scottish crime author Val McDermid to evolve Northanger Abbey for a latest viewers, as a suspenseful teenager mystery. McDermid acknowledged of the venture, "At its middle it is a youngster novel, and a satire - that is anything which inserts very well with modern fiction. and you'll feel a shiver of worry relocating via it. i'll be holding the suspense – i understand how to maintain the reader at the fringe of their seat. i feel Jane Austen builds suspense good in a few areas, yet she squanders it, and she or he will get to the endgame too speedy. So i'll be engaged on these things."
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