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 satisfaction and Prejudice. based on Cassandra Austen's Memorandum, Susan (as it was once first known as) used to be written nearly in the course of 1798–99. It used to be revised via Austen for the clicking in 1803, and offered within the similar 12 months for £10 to a London bookseller, Crosby & Co., who made up our minds opposed to publishing. In 1817, the bookseller used to be content material to promote it again to the novelist's brother, Henry Austen, for the precise sum — £10 — that he had paid for it in the beginning, now not understanding that the author was once via then the writer of 4 well known novels. the unconventional used to be additional revised ahead of being introduced out posthumously in past due 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 edition Northanger Abbey in 1986.
An model of Northanger Abbey with screenplay by way of Andrew Davies, was once 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 used to be introduced that HarperCollins had employed Scottish crime author Val McDermid to conform Northanger Abbey for a latest viewers, as a suspenseful youngster mystery. McDermid acknowledged of the undertaking, "At its middle it is a teenager novel, and a satire - that is whatever which inserts rather well with modern fiction. and you may feel a shiver of worry relocating via it. i'll be preserving the suspense – i understand how to maintain the reader at the fringe of their seat. i feel Jane Austen builds suspense good in a number of locations, yet she squanders it, and he or she will get to the endgame too speedy. So i'll be engaged on these things."
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