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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Austen, Jane

Though Northanger Abbey is one of Jane Austen's earliest novels, it was not published until after her death--well after she'd established her reputation with works such as Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility. Of all her novels, this one is the most explicitly lit...erary in that it is primarily concerned with books and with readers. In it, Austen skewers the novelistic excesses of her day made popular in such 18th-century Gothic potboilers as Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho. Decrepit castles, locked rooms, mysterious chests, cryptic notes, and tyrannical fathers all figure into Northanger Abbey, but with a decidedly satirical twist. Consider Austen's introduction of her heroine: we are told on the very first page that no one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be an heroine. The author goes on to explain that Miss Morland's father is a clergyman with a considerable independence, besides two good livings--and he was not in the least addicted to locking up his daughters. Furthermore, her mother does not die giving birth to her, and Catherine herself, far from engaging in the more heroic enjoyments of infancy, nursing a dormouse, feeding a canary-bird, or watering a rose-bush vastly prefers playing cricket with her brothers to any girlish pastimes. Catherine grows up to be a passably pretty girl and is invited to spend a few weeks in Bath with a family friend. While there she meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor, who invite her to visit their family estate, Northanger Abbey.
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ISBN 9781466403208
Released NZ 22 Sep 2011
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ISBN-13 9781466403208
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Createspace
Imprint Createspace
Released 22 Sep 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 176 pp
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 823.7
Weight 245g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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