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Northanger Abbey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Austen, Jane

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Such was Catherine Morland at ten. At fifteen, appearances were mending; she began to curl her hair and long for balls; her complexion improved, her features were softened by plumpness and colour, her eyes gained more animation, and her figure more consequence. Her love of dirt g...ave way to an inclination for finery, and she grew clean as she grew smart; she had now the pleasure of sometimes hearing her father and mother remark on her personal improvement. Catherine grows quite a good-looking girl - she is almost pretty today, were words which caught her ears now and then; and how welcome were the sounds! To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.Mrs. Morland was a very good woman, and wished to see her children everything they ought to be; but her time was so much occupied in lying-in and teaching the little ones, that her elder daughters were inevitably left to shift for themselves; and it was not very wonderful that Catherine, who had by nature nothing heroic about her, should prefer cricket, baseball, riding on horseback, and running about the country at the age of fourteen, to books - or at least books of information - for, provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all. But from fifteen to seventeen she was in training for a heroine; she read all such works as heroines must read to supply their memories with those quotations which are so serviceable and so soothing in the vicissitudes of their eventful lives.
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ISBN 9798653861796
Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
Publisher Independently Published
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9798653861796
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Independently Published
Imprint Independently Published
Released 15 Jun 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Category General & Literary Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 162
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 9mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 227g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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