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Northanger Abbey

Martin Amis

Jane Austen’s novel ‘Northanger Abbey’ was published posthumously in 1818. Martin Amis adapted it for Miramax Pictures in 2001. The film has yet to be made. This is how it begins.

A long, slow, ear-hurting rip of thunder, as lightning splits the black sky.


Martin Amis

Martin Amis's books include Money, London Fields, Time's Arrow and Lionel Asbo. He was one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 1983.

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