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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey (Paperback)

By Austen, Jane

The earliest of her six major novels, NorthangerAbbey remained unpublished until after Jane Austen ' s death. A deliciously witty satire of popular Gothic romances, it is perhaps Austen ' s lightest, most delightful excursion into a young woman ' s world. Catherine Morland, an un...likely heroine -- unlikely because she is so ordinary -- forsakes her English village for the pleasures and perils of Bath. There, among a circle of Austen ' s wonderfully vain, dissembling, and fashionable characters, she meets a potential suitor, Henry Tilney. But with her imagination fueled by melodramatic novels, Catherine turns a visit to his home, Northanger Abbey, into a hunt for dark family secrets. The result is a series of hilarious social gaffes and harsh awakenings that for all of Austen ' s youthful exuberance nevertheless conveys her mature vision of literature and life -- and the consequences of mistaking one for the other.
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ISBN 9780553211979
Released NZ 1 Jan 1980
Publisher Random House
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780553211979
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Random House
Imprint Bantam Books Inc
Released 1 Jan 1980
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Series Bantam Classic
Category Literature: Texts
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 233
Dimensions Width: 108mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 823.7
Weight 113g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Love stories, Satire, Books and reading, England - Fiction, Gothic fiction
NBS Text Encyclopedias & General Reference
ONIX Text General/trade

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