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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

The most authoritative and most fully annotated critical edition available of Austen's first novel.

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ISBN 9780451530844
Barcode 9780451530844
Published 13 June 2008 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Introduction by Drabble, Margaret
Series Signet classics
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ISBN-13 9780451530844
ISBN-10 0451530845
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Signet Classics
Publication Date 13 June 2008
International Publication Date 5 February 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Introduction by Drabble, Margaret
Series Signet classics
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 105mm
Height: 172mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 127g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Love stories, Marriage, Young women, England - Social life and customs - 19th century, Gothic fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

New package for Austen's brilliant satire of the gothic novel A sly commentary on the power of literature and a warning for women about being too innocent, here is a fresh, funny novel of a young woman receiving, as Margaret Drabble reveals in her illuminating introduction, intensive instruction in the ways of the world.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

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, to George Austen, a rector, and his wife, Cassandra. Like many girls of her day, she was educated at home, where she began her literary career by writing parodies and skits for the amusement of her large family. Although Austen did not marry, she did have several suitors and once accepted a marriage proposal, but only for an evening. Although Austen never lived apart from her family, her work shows a worldly and wise sensibility. Her novels include Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1815), and Northanger Abbeyand Persuasion, published together posthumously in 1818. Margaret Drabble is the highly acclaimed novelist, biographer, and editor of The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Her novels include The Gates of Ivory, The Seven Sisters, and The Red Queen. She lives in London. Stephanie Laurens is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty historical romances set in Regency England. Her Cynster and Bastion Club novels are beloved by readers worldwide.

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