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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 9781407214344
Published 22 April 2013 by Orion Publishing
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Austen, Jane
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ISBN-13 9781407214344
ISBN-10 1407214349
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Custom Publishing, part of The Orion Publishing Gr
Publication Date 22 April 2013
International Publication Date 29 September 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 501g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

One of the first of Jane Austen's novels to be written, and one of the last to be published, Northanger Abbey is both an amusing story of how a naive girl enters society and wins the affection of a witty young clergyman, and a high-spirited parody of the lurid Gothic novels that were popular during Austen's youth. In the process it features a vivid account of social life in late eighteenth-century Bath, and Austen's famous defence of the novel as a literary form. This edition, based on the text of the novel as published posthumously in 1818, is accompanied by explanatory notes, and an appendix summarising the plots and situations of the Gothic fictions that form the basis of much of Austen's comedy. In addition there is an extensive critical introduction covering the context, publication, and critical history of the novel, a chronology of Austen's life, and authoritative textual apparatus.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen performs an admirable service for readers--and particularly scholars of Austen. It is a service that will no doubt last for generations to come. -Devoney Looser, University of Missouri, Editionen in der Kritik

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