Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 96 pages, 3.07 × 2 × 0.13 in
Published: September 1, 2005
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1854598376
ISBN - 13: 9781854598370
About the Book
"Full credit to adaptor and director Tim Luscombe for avoiding the
more obvious titles and staging an earlier work that transfers more
felicitously to the stage."-"Guardian"
As she moves through the social whirl in the city of Bath and in
the pleasant county seat of Northanger Abbey, Catherine Morland's
head is filled with the gothic fantasies of Mrs. Radcliffe's
"Mysteries of Udolpho,"
From the Publisher
<DIV><p>“Full credit to adaptor and director Tim Luscombe for avoiding the more obvious titles and staging an earlier work that transfers more felicitously to the stage.”—<i>Guardian</i></p> <p>As she moves through the social whirl in the city of Bath and in the pleasant county seat of Northanger Abbey, Catherine Morland’s head is filled with the gothic fantasies of Mrs. Radcliffe’s <i>Mysteries of Udolpho</i>.</p></DIV>
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.