Northanger Abbey

By Jane Austen
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307386830, 241pp.)

Publication Date: September 4, 2007

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Description
"Northanger Abbey "is both a perfectly aimed literary parody and a withering satire of the commercial aspects of marriage among the English gentry at the turn of the nineteenth century. But most of all, it is the story of the initiation into life of its naive but sweetly appealing heroine, Catherine Morland, a willing victim of the contemporary craze for Gothic literature who is determined to see herself as the heroine of a dark and thrilling romance.
When Catherine is invited to Northanger Abbey, the grand though forbidding ancestral seat of her suitor, Henry Tilney, she finds herself embroiled in a "real "drama of misapprehension, mistreatment, and mortification, until common sense and humor and a crucial clarification of Catherine's financial status puts all to right. Written in 1798 but not published until after Austen's death in 1817, "Northanger Abbey "is characteristically clearheaded and strong, and infinitely subtle in its comedy.



About the Author
Jane Austen is one of the most important English novelists to emerge in the 18th Century. Her brilliant, satirical, and elegant novels have transcended time and earned her a place among the greatest literary figures that ever lived. Born to a clergyman in 1775, Ms. Austen's writing career began at the tender age of 14, when she completed her first novel, Love and Friendship. She would go on to thrill the world with her romantic literary tales ever after.
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