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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

In her introduction to Northanger Abbey --part of Harvard's celebrated annotated Austen series--Susan Wolfson proposes that Austen's most underappreciated, most playful novel is about fiction itself and how it can take possession of everyday understandings. Wolfson's running comm... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781492764038
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Published 19 September 2013 by Createspace
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Author(s) By Austen, Jane
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ISBN-13 9781492764038
ISBN-10 1492764035
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Createspace
Imprint Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date 19 September 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
By Blake, Sheba
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 374
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 499g
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

The star of Northanger Abbey is seventeen-year-old Catherine Moreland, Jane Austen's youngest and most impressionable heroine. Away from home for the first time, on a visit to Bath with family friends, Catherine, a passionate consumer of novels (especially of the gothic variety), encounters a world in which everything beckons as a readable text: not only books, but also conversations and behaviors, clothes, carriages, estates, and vistas. In her lively introduction to this newest volume in Harvard's celebrated annotated Austen series, Susan Wolfson proposes that Austen's most underappreciated, most playful novel is about fiction itself and how it can take possession of everyday understandings. The first of Austen's major works to be completed (it was revised in 1803 and again in 1816-17), Northanger Abbey was published five months after Austen's death in July 1817, together with Persuasion. The 1817 text, whose singularly frustrating course to publication Wolfson recounts, is the basis for this freshly edited and annotated edition. Wolfson's running commentary will engage new readers while offering delights for scholars and devoted Janeites. A wealth of color images bring to life Bath society in Austen's era--the parade of female fashions, the carriages running over open roads and through the city's streets, circulating libraries, and nouveau-riche country estates--as well as the larger cultural milieu of Northanger Abbey. This unique edition holds appeal not just for Friends of Jane but for all readers looking for a fuller engagement with Austen's extraordinary first novel.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Northanger Abbey , least known of Jane Austen s novels, offers some of her wittiest lines and most personal opinions. Susan Wolfson s cogent and spirited introduction and her notes, acute and thorough, make this an edition every Austen enthusiast will learn from and enjoy.--Claire Tomalin, author of Jane Austen: A Life

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