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Northanger Abbey
 

Northanger Abbey (Paperback, New edition)

By Austen, Jane
Volume editor Butler, Marilyn

Northanger Abbey is the earliest of Jane Austen's great comedies of female enlightenment and combines literary burlesque - making fun of the excesses of the Gothic novel - with larger moral, philosophical, and social issues: the folly of letting literature get in the way of life,... the inexcusability of not thinking for oneself, and the painful difficulties (especially for women) involved in growing up. Lady Susan and The Watsons are early compositions that reflect many of the qualities of Northanger Abbey. The first is an epistolary novel centring on the intrigues of the villainous Lady Susan; the second is an unfinished example of Jane Austen's most characteristic form - a story where the heroine is outstanding for her sense and goodness, virtues notably lacking in the other characters, who are here part of an altogether bleaker vision. Sanditon, too, is tragically incomplete, and it signals the achievement of a new depth and breadth of comic insight on the part of its author.
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ISBN 9780140434132
Released NZ 31 Aug 1995
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780140434132
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Released 31 Aug 1995
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Volume editor Butler, Marilyn
Series Penguin Classics
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 823.7
Weight 207g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress English fiction, 19th century
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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