I may primarily write urban fantasy, but I also have a great fondness for Jane Austen. So much so that I spent a lot of time working on retellings of her works, before finally starting on a regency novel of my own. Until that particular work is ready for publication, may I interest you in some point of view switches?
No one in search of a hero, would ever have thought to look twice at Henry Tilney. He may have begun rather promising, being born as the second son of a stern military man whose abode went by the forbidding name of Northanger Abbey, but from this point on both Henry’s circumstances and disposition were entirely against him…
A full retelling of Jane Austen’s “Northanger Abbey”, told from the perspective of Henry Tilney.
Henry Tilney is my favourite Austen hero and I spent a tremendous amount of time staying as close to Austen’s style as possible to tell his side of this story. My sister provided all her historical knowledge and I took every opportunity to dwell extra long on the happy moments shared between Catherine, Eleanor and Henry that Austen chooses to paraphrase.
This story was first posted AO3 and FanFiction.net, but after some edits and and slight rewrites it is currently being published as a free e-book! Over time it will become available on more and more outlets. I will not be putting it on Amazon, however, partly because they will not allow me to offer the book for free.
Not everyone likes using a specific platform, so I will also provide direct download links for the ePub, PDF and Mobi versions of this book.
It’s very hard for me to keep track of those, however. So if you decide to download it that way, a comment below would be even more appreciated than it already is! And if you’re feeling generous, please review it on Goodreads!
I have written a lot of Austen inspired stuff that is better left buried in my hard-drive, but here are two short pieces that were worthy of excavation:
In 19th century England we write letters – Two very different letters that might have been sent at the beginning and the end of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
“Brave Lord Willoughby” – A short scene that might have taken place in Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensiblity,
12 thoughts on “Regency Stories”
I’m so happy you converted this into an ebook. This was by far the best Austen fanfic I have ever read (including those published as books). I would definitely recommend this to any Northanger Abbey fan.
Thank you so much, Eliza! That is very high praise and I am so glad you came to look up the ebook!
I have just finished reading this amazing retelling of the story and I loved it! It was very quirky and had me laugh at loud several times! You may have managed to make Henry Tilney my favorite!
That is so kind of you, Camille, thank you! And I’m chuffed I won you over for Henry Tilney and made you laugh!
Just a quick note that I’ve downloaded the ebook. Thanks for making it available independently! (I find it easier to read with very specific settings that aren’t available on platform-locked apps.) Really appreciated!
Since you may be interested to know, I’m here from the rec center newsletter (issue 305).
Thank you so much for leaving a comment! The fandom grapevine had told me about the newsletter, I’m stoked someone thought to include me. I’m glad having a non-app ebook is helpful and I really hope you enjoy it!
Downloaded the ePUB, thanks for making that format available!
You’re very welcome! And thank you for leaving a comment 😀
OMG! I’ve been dying to find a fanfic of this novel from Henry’s perspective, you’re great keep up the good work ☺️
Thank you!! I really appreciate that and I hope it fulfilled your wishes ^^
Hello there! I downloaded the pdf! I am excited to read this! I usually read in dark mode, so the pdf is taking some getting used to, but I am determined! Thank you for sharing this!
Hi! Thank you so much for checking out this latest version on the website. I hope the pdf doesn’t give you too much trouble ^^