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Northanger Abbey
  

Northanger Abbey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Austen, Jane

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The first pages of _Northanger Abbey_ send up Ann Radcliffe's _The Mysteries of Udolpho_: Jane Austen's heroine, is established to be a born heroine -- but she's Austen's heroine, not fated for any particular reason; just fated. In Austen's words, no one who had ever seen Catheri...ne Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be an heroine. But fated she was, and Austen tells her tale delicviously. She spends the novel exploring decrepit castles, locked rooms, mysterious chests, cryptic notes, and tyrannical fathers -- but none of them are what one would expect in a gothic potboiler, nor in a title of Radcliffe's. Catherine goes with family friends to the spa at Bath; and there she meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor, who invite her to visit their family estate, Northanger Abbey. That's where the book invokes the Horrid Props of a gothic novel: there are dreadful portents everywhere, even in the most wonderfully prosaic events. But none of the Horrors of Catherine's imagination can rival the more-mundane hypocrisy she experiences at the hands of her supposed friends...
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ISBN 9780809589517
Released NZ 1 Mar 2004
Publisher Wildside Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780809589517
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Wildside Press
Imprint Wildside Press
Released 1 Mar 2004
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
19th Century Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 438g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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