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Northanger Abbey
 

Northanger Abbey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Austen, Jane
Edited by Montoto, Natalie

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Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her histor... read full description below.

ISBN 9781518664649
Published 17 October 2015 by Createspace
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ISBN-13 9781518664649
ISBN-10 1518664644
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Createspace
Imprint Createspace
Publication Date 17 October 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Edited by Montoto, Natalie
Category Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Number of Pages 224 pp
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 304g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.7
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics. Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. From her teenage years into her thirties she experimented with various literary forms, including an epistolary novel which she then abandoned, wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it. Austen's works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century realism. Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security. Her works, though usually popular, were first published anonymously and brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew's A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer. The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture.

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