Northanger Abbey (Google eBook)
"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.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Northanger AbbeyUser 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
Review: Northanger AbbeyUser 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