An excitable young woman is enraptured by the imaginary romantic worlds of mystery in the gothic novels she consumes voraciously in her country cottage home. She is invited to Northanger Abbey where she endures a series of romantic and mysterious adventures which almost bring her... read full description below.
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Catherine Morland is an excitable young woman enraptured by the imaginary romantic worlds of mystery and intrigue in the gothic novels she consumes voraciously in her country cottage home. She is invited to Bath for the Season and thrills at the prospect of fashionable gowns and flirtacious encounters with handsome young men. At first her fanciful notions are fulfilled but soon they lead her to blur the lines between imagination and the everyday. She is invited to Northanger Abbey where she endures a series of romantic and mysterious adventures which almost bring her family to shame. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.
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In the history of literature, few female authors have attained the enduring popularity of Jane Austen (1775-1817). Her exquisite, finely tuned novels have captivated readers for two hundred years, and her reputation shows no signs of diminishing, fuelled by high-profile TV and film adaptations of her writing.