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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey (Hardback)

By Austen, Jane

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Northanger Abbey is a perfectly aimed literary parody that is also 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 she 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-resolve her problems and win her the approval of Henry's formidable father. 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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ISBN 9780679417156
Released NZ 3 Nov 1992
Publisher Random House
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780679417156
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Random House
Imprint Everyman's Library USA
Released 3 Nov 1992
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Series Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 241
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 408g
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;General/trade

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