Wheelers Books

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey
 

Spirited comedy of manners begins when Catherine Morland meets and falls in love with a young clergyman and is invited to be a guest at Northanger Abbey, the family's country estate.

This title can only be ordered as part of Wheelers ePlatform - a library lending platform for schools and public libraries.

Log in with an ePlatform enabled account.

This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.

Quick Reference

ISBN 9780486115030
Barcode 9780486115030
Published 6 February 2012 by Dover Publications Inc.
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Series Dover Thrift Editions
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

... view full title details below.

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780486115030
ISBN-10 0486115038
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Imprint Dover Publications
Publication Date 6 February 2012
International Publication Date 5 March 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Series Dover Thrift Editions
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
19th Century Fiction
16th to 18th Century Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Romantic Fiction: Historical
Historical Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress England - Fiction., Young women - Fiction., Books and reading - Fiction.
NBS Text Romance & Sagas
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.7
Catalogue Code 855701

Description of this Electronic Book

In this spirited comedy of manners Catherine Morland, a plain, unspoiled small-town girl on holiday in Bath, meets and falls in love with Henry Tilney, a handsome young clergyman. Henry's father, believing Catherine to be wealthy, invites her to be a guest at Northanger Abby, the family's country estate. Catherine, who has read too many Gothic romances and who is possessed of too vivid an imagination, views the abbey as a house of nightmarish horror - an aspect of the book that gleefully parodies the fantastic Gothic romances by Ann Radcliffe and other popular writers of the period. An amusing assortment of misunderstandings and plot twists result in the satisfying romantic conclusion characteristic of the author's works. First written in 1789-99, when Austen was in her early twenties, this novel, like Persuasion, did not see publication till 1818, in the winter after the author's death. Distinguished by its satirical wit, brilliant comedy, and complex but subtle views of human nature and morality, the book also presents a fine background picture of middle-class life in nineteenth-century England, with particularly good scenes in Bath, the fashionable watering place to which Austen's father, a clergyman himself, had retired. Northanger Abbey is a must-read for all Austen fans and students of English literature.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

There are no reviews for this title.

^ top

Author's Bio

There is no author biography for this title.

^ top