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Northanger Abbey
  

Northanger Abbey (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By Austen, Jane

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 cler...gyman, 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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ISBN 9781412812870
Released NZ 30 Dec 2009
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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ISBN-13 9781412812870
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Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint Transaction Publishers
Released 30 Dec 2009
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
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 522g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text General/trade

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