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Northanger Abbey
 

Northanger Abbey (Hardback)

By Austen, Jane

Northanger Abbey was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed for publication, in 1803. However, it was not published until after her death in 1817, along with another novel of hers, Persuasion. Northanger Abbey is a satire of Gothic novels, which were quite popular at t...he time, in 1798-99. This coming-of-age story revolves around Catherine Morland, a young and naive heroine , who entertains the reader on her journey to a better understanding of the world and those around her. In the course of the novel, she discovers that she differs from those other women who crave wealth or social acceptance, as instead she wishes only to have happiness supported by genuine morality. Austen first titled the novel Susan, when she sold it in 1803 for GBP10 to a London bookseller, Crosby & Co. This publisher did not print the work but held on to the manuscript.[2] Austen reportedly threatened to take her work back from them, but Crosby & Co responded that she would face legal consequences for reclaiming her text.[5] In the spring of 1816, the bookseller sold it back to the novelist's brother, Henry Austen, for the same sum as they had paid for it. There is evidence that Austen further revised the novel in 1816-1817 with the intention of having it published. She rewrote sections, renaming the main character Catherine and using that as her working title. After her death, Austen's brother Henry gave the novel its final name and arranged for publication of Northanger Abbey in late December 1817 (1818 given on the title page), as the first two volumes of a four-volume set, with a preface for the first time publicly identifying Jane Austen as the author of all her novels. Neither Northanger Abbey nor Persuasion was published under the working title Jane Austen used. Aside from first being published together, the two novels are not connected; later editions were published separately.
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ISBN 9781989743881
Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
Publisher Brian Westland
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781989743881
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Publisher Brian Westland
Imprint Brian Westland
Released 19 Nov 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Category General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Horror & Ghost Stories
Romantic Fiction
Romantic Fiction: Historical
Short Stories
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 481g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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