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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey
 

Northanger Abbey was written when Austen was relatively young (before 1800), well before the 1812 publication of Sense and Sensibility. Although it was written over a decade before Persuasion, the two were posthumously co-published in 1818 by her family. In Northanger Abbey, an e... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781534889026
Barcode 9781534889026
Published 24 June 2016 by Createspace
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Austen, Jane
By Blake, Sheba
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ISBN-13 9781534889026
ISBN-10 1534889027
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Createspace
Imprint Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date 24 June 2016
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 116
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight 286g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Northanger Abbey was written when Austen was relatively young (before 1800), well before the 1812 publication of Sense and Sensibility. Although it was written over a decade before Persuasion, the two were posthumously co-published in 1818 by her family. In Northanger Abbey, an early parody of Gothic fiction, Austen upends eighteenth-century fictional conventions by making her heroine a plain, undistinguished girl from a middle-class family, allowing her to fall in love with the hero before he gives her a thought and exposing her romantic fears and curiosity as groundless. According to Claire Tomalin, Austen may have begun the novel (more comic than her other works, with literary allusions her parents and siblings would have enjoyed) as family entertainment to be read aloud by the fireside. Joan Aiken writes, We can guess that Susan [the original title of Northanger Abbey], in its first outline, was written very much for family entertainment, addressed to a family audience, like all Jane Austen's juvenile works, with their asides to the reader, and absurd dedications; some of the juvenilia, we know, were specifically addressed to her brothers Charles and Frank; all were designed to be circulated and read by a large network of relations.

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