Fandom: Northanger Abbey/Pride and Prejudice.
Pairing: Henry Tilney/Catherine Morland,
Categories: Crossover, Established Relationship, Romance.
Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: http://www.tilneysandtrapdoors.com/index.php
The basis for this story is that Mrs. Bennet is Mr. Bennet’s second wife. His first wife, Elizabeth, died broken hearted after their firstborn son was kidnapped (a ploy hatched by Mr Collins’ father so his son would inherit Longbourn). Twenty six years later Henry Tilney is engaged to Catherine Morland, but unable to marry her because of his father’s disapproval. He accepts an invitation from his friend, Charles Bingley, to spend some time at his newly leased property,
The main premise is a bit wild (the author later rather pokes fun at that, comparing it to a “Gothic romance”), but the author does a wonderful job of mixing two of Austen’s novels in a very natural way (I particularly liked the background of Henry’s friendship with Darcy and Bingley). Like many Jane Austen fanfics, it quotes large parts the original source, though much of it receives an interesting twist with the addition of extra characters and circumstances.
The Firstborn. (Prologue) (pt. 1) (pt. 2) (pt. 3) (pt. 4) (pt. 5) (pt. 6) (pt. 7) (pt. 8) (pt. 9) (pt. 10) (pt. 11) (pt. 12) (pt. 13) (pt. 14) (pt. 15) (pt. 16) (pt. 17) (pt. 18) (pt. 19) (pt. 20) (pt. 21) (pt. 22) (pt. 23) (pt. 24) (Epilogue)