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Northanger Abbey
 

Northanger Abbey (Paperback, Revised ed.)

By Austen, Jane

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 9780451526366
Released NZ 31 Oct 1996
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback, Revised ed.
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ISBN-13 9780451526366
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Dutton / Signet
Released 31 Oct 1996
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, Revised ed.
Edition Revised ed.
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Series Signet classics
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 106mm
Height: 175mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 136g
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