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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey
 

Northanger Abbey is both a perfectly aimed literary parody and a withering satire of the commercial aspects of marriage among the English gentry at the turn of the nineteenth century. But most of all, it is the story of the initiation into life of its naive but sweetly appealing ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780307386830
Published 16 August 2012 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Series Vintage Classics
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ISBN-13 9780307386830
ISBN-10 030738683X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Books
Publication Date 16 August 2012
International Publication Date 4 September 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Series Vintage Classics
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 195g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Love stories, Satire, Young women, England - Social life and customs - 19th century, Gothic fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
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Description of this Book

Northanger Abbey is both a perfectly aimed literary parody and a withering satire of the commercial aspects of marriage among the English gentry at the turn of the nineteenth century. But most of all, it is the story of the initiation into life of its naive but sweetly appealing heroine, Catherine Morland, a willing victim of the contemporary craze for Gothic literature who is determined to see herself as the heroine of a dark and thrilling romance. When Catherine is invited to Northanger Abbey, the grand though forbidding ancestral seat of her suitor, Henry Tilney, she finds herself embroiled in a real drama of misapprehension, mistreatment, and mortification, until common sense and humor--and a crucial clarification of Catherine's financial status--puts all to right. Written in 1798 but not published until after Austen's death in 1817, Northanger Abbey is characteristically clearheaded and strong, and infinitely subtle in its comedy.

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NZ Review Jane Austen is the Rosetta stone of literature. --Anna Quindlen

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Author's Bio

Jane Austen (1775--1817) was born in Hampshire, England, where she spent most of her life. Though she received little recognition in her lifetime, she came to be regarded as one of the great masters of the English novel.

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