By Jane Austen
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307386830, 241pp.)
Publication Date: September 4, 2007
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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.