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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey (Audio cassette / Audio, Abridged edition)

By Austen, Jane
Read by Stevenson, Juliet
By (composer) Beethoven
By (composer) MOZART

When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Her friend Isabella introduces her to gothic novels . The music is by Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

ISBN 9789626345764
Published 1 February 1996 by Naxos AudioBooks
Format Audio cassette/Audio, Abridged edition
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Series Classic Fiction
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ISBN-13 9789626345764
ISBN-10 9626345764
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Naxos AudioBooks
Imprint Naxos AudioBooks
Publication Date 1 February 1996
Publication Country Hong Kong Hong Kong
Format Audio cassette/Audio, Abridged edition
Edition Abridged edition
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Read by Stevenson, Juliet
By (composer) Beethoven
By (composer) MOZART
Series Classic Fiction
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 106mm
Height: 139mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 127g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress All 19th century fiction, Abridged version
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.7
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Northanger Abbey is the earliest of Jane Austen's great comedies of female enlightenment and combines literary burlesque - making fun of the excesses of the Gothic novel - with larger moral, philosophical, and social issues: the folly of letting literature get in the way of life, the inexcusability of not thinking for oneself, and the painful difficulties (especially for women) involved in growing up. Lady Susan and The Watsons are early compositions that reflect many of the qualities of Northanger Abbey. The first is an epistolary novel centring on the intrigues of the villainous Lady Susan; the second is an unfinished example of Jane Austen's most characteristic form - a story where the heroine is outstanding for her sense and goodness, virtues notably lacking in the other characters, who are here part of an altogether bleaker vision. Sanditon, too, is tragically incomplete, and it signals the achievement of a new depth and breadth of comic insight on the part of its author.

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