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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Closer to 3.5 I enjoyed this, but not as much as S&S or P&P. Since this is the first book Austen wrote, though published after her death, it's interesting to see how she improved as a writer ... 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
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CHAPTER 25
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CHAPTER 26
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CHAPTER 27
102
CHAPTER 28
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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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