Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 292 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.6 in
Published: December 31, 2009
Publisher: Transaction Large Print
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1412812879
ISBN - 13: 9781412812870
From the Publisher
Catherine Morland is, at seventeen years old, typical of her time and age--a passionate reader of Gothic novels. On a visit to Bath, she is befriended by General Henry Tilney and his charming sister Eleanor, who invite her to stay at Northanger Abbey, their family home. Catherine is entranced, convinced the Tilney home will be filled with dreadful secrets. However, it is the prejudices of the real world that eventually cause disaster. Fortunately, Catherine's fundamental good sense and Henry Tilney's loyalty ultimately overcome all hurdles and lead to a happy conclusion.
About the Author
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.