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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey
  

Catherine Morland is, at seventeen years old, typical of her time and age--a passionate reader of Gothic novels. On a visit to Bath, she is befriended by General Henry Tilney and his charming sister Eleanor, who invite her to stay at Northanger Abbey, their family home. Catherine... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781412812870
Published 30 December 2009 by Taylor & Francis Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9781412812870
ISBN-10 1412812879
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint Transaction Publishers
Publication Date 30 December 2009
International Publication Date 1 January 1998
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Category Literary Studies: General
Number of Pages 298
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 522g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
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Northanger Abbey Jane Austen No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine. Her situation in life, the character of her father and mother, her own person and disposition, were all equally against her. Her father was a clergyman, without being neglected, or poor, and a very respectable man, though his name was Richard-and he had never been handsome. He had a considerable independence besides two good livings-and he was not in the least addicted to locking up his daughters. Her mother was a woman of useful plain sense, with a good temper, and, what is more remarkable, with a good constitution. She had three sons before Catherine was born; and instead of dying in bringing the latter into the world, as anybody might expect, she still lived on-lived to have six children more-to see them growing up around her, and to enjoy excellent health herself. A family of ten children will be always called a fine family, where there are heads and arms and legs enough for the number; but the Morlands had little other right to the word, for they were in general very plain, and Catherine, for many years of her life, as plain as any. She had a thin awkward figure, a sallow skin without colour, dark lank hair, and strong features-so much for her person; and not less unpropitious for heroism seemed her mind. She was fond of all boy's plays, and greatly preferred cricket not merely to dolls, but to the more heroic enjoyments of infancy, nursing a dormouse, feeding a canary-bird, or watering a rose-bush. Indeed she had no taste for a garden; and if she gathered flowers at all, it was chiefly for the pleasure of mischief-at least so it was conjectured from her always preferring those which she was forbidden to take. Such were her propensities-her abilities were quite as extraordinary. She never could learn or understand anything before she was taught; and sometimes not even then, for she was often inattentive, and occasionally stupid.

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