Northanger Abbey

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HarperCollins, 2010 - Books and reading - 258 pages
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Published posthumously, this early work is a satire on the Gothic mode typified by the novels of Ann Radcliffe, as well as a witty comedy of manners in the style of Jane Austen s later novels and, ultimately, an enchanting love storyWhile enjoying a six weeks stay in fashionable Bath, the young and callow Catherine Morland is introduced to the delights of high society. Thanks to a new literary diet of the sensational and the macabre, Catherine travels to Northanger Abbey fully expecting to become embroiled in a Gothic adventure of intrigue and suspense and, once there, soon begins to form the most gruesome and improbable theories about the exploits of its occupants.This edition includes pictures and an extensive section about the author's life and works."

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My favorite Jane Austen book...

User Review  - SaraBella - Target

The price was right and the shipping was quick. This book is unabridged and a must read for any fan of Jane Austen. I bought this book for my daughter and she's enjoyed every page. Highly recommend! Read full review

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User Review  - Christine - Christianbook.com

Passable satire of day-dreams and wild imagination fuelled by romantic Gothic literature. Opposite of ugly, filthy cesspool which is modern horror genre, these dreamy books would make sleazy Stephen King to tear his hair! Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jane Austen (1775–1817) was an English novelist whose work centred on social commentary and realism. Her works of romantic fiction are set among the landed gentry, and she is one of the most widely read writers in English literature.

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