Northanger Abbey

May 30, 2013|
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
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One of the first of Jane Austen''s novels to be written, and one of the last to be published, Northanger Abbey is both an amusing story of how a naive girl enters society and wins the affection of a witty young clergyman, and a high-spirited parody of the lurid Gothic novels that were popular during Austen''s youth. In the process it features a vivid account of social life in late eighteenth-century Bath, and Austen''s famous defence of the novel as a literary form. This edition, based on the text of the novel as published posthumously in 1818, is accompanied by explanatory notes, and an appendix summarising the plots and situations of the Gothic fictions that form the basis of much of Austen''s comedy. In addition there is an extensive critical introduction covering the context, publication, and critical history of the novel, a chronology of Austen''s life, and authoritative textual apparatus.
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 l...
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Title:Northanger Abbey
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:422 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 0.91 in
Shipping dimensions:422 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 0.91 in
Published:May 30, 2013
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781107620414

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