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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

To look almost pretty, is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life, than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive. During an eventful season at Bath, young, naive Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionab... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141389424
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Published 7 January 2013 by Penguin
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Author(s) By Austen, Jane
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ISBN-13 9780141389424
ISBN-10 0141389427
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 7 January 2013
International Publication Date 29 November 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Series The Penguin English Library
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Horror tales - Fiction - Appreciation, Young women - Fiction - England, England - Fiction - Social life and customs
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.7
Catalogue Code 528220

Description of this Book

'To look almost pretty, is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life, than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive'. During an eventful season at Bath, young, naive Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who shares Catherine's love of Gothic romance and horror, and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father's mysterious house, Northanger Abbey. There, her imagination influenced by novels of sensation and intrigue, Catherine imagines terrible crimes committed by General Tilney. With its broad comedy and irrepressible heroine, this is the most youthful and and optimistic of Jane Austen's works. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

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UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 at Steventon, near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on 18 July 1817. Jane Austen was extremely modest about her own genius, describing her work to her nephew, Edward, as 'the little bit (two Inches wide) of Ivory, on which I work with so fine a Brush, as produces little effect after much labour'. As a girl she wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were published only after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime. These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1817 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.

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