Northanger Abbey (Google eBook)

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Digireads.com Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction
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"Northanger Abbey" was one of the first novels that Jane Austen wrote, however it was not published until 1818, after her death. It is the story of Catherine Morland who travels to Bath to stay with a family friend for several weeks. While there she meets the Tilney siblings who live at the estate from which the book takes its title, Northanger Abbey. Catherine's naiveté gets her into all sorts of trouble when she goes to stay with the Tilney's at their estate. "Northanger Abbey" is both a satirical parody of the gothic romance novel and the story of a young girl's maturation into womanhood.
  

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I found Northanger Abbey very easy to read. - Goodreads
Yet... the ending seemed to me too rushed. - Goodreads
This was a very enjoyable love story. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Katrina - Goodreads

Not her best. I guess I should be more generous considering it was Austen's very first novel. It felt as though things ended just as they got exciting, and ended far too neatly. Still, it does show ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa Proffitt - Goodreads

This is Austen's lightest and funniest novel, and I love it because of the wit and the characters but, mostly, because I was Catherine Morland when I was 17, at least in terms of her love of the ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
3
CHAPTER 2
5
CHAPTER 3
9
CHAPTER 4
12
CHAPTER 5
14
CHAPTER 6
15
CHAPTER 7
18
CHAPTER 8
22
CHAPTER 17
64
CHAPTER 18
66
CHAPTER 19
69
CHAPTER 20
71
CHAPTER 21
76
CHAPTER 22
80
CHAPTER 23
85
CHAPTER 24
89

CHAPTER 9
26
CHAPTER 10
31
CHAPTER 11
37
CHAPTER 12
42
CHAPTER 13
45
CHAPTER 14
49
CHAPTER 15
55
CHAPTER 16
59
CHAPTER 25
93
CHAPTER 26
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CHAPTER 27
102
CHAPTER 28
104
CHAPTER 29
109
CHAPTER 30
114
CHAPTER 31
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Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors.

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