Northanger Abbey

March 1, 2003|
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
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In Austen's words, "no one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be an heroine." But fated she was, and Austen tells her tale deliciously. She spends the novel exploring decrepit castles, locked rooms, mysterious chests, cryptic notes, and tyrannical fathers -- but none of them are what one would expect in a gothic potboiler, nor in a title of Radcliffe's. Catherine goes with family friends to the spa at Bath; and there she meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor, who invite her to visit their family estate, Northanger Abbey. That's where the book invokes the Horrid Props of a gothic novel: there are dreadful portents everywhere, even in the most wonderfully prosaic events. But none of the Horrors of Catherine's imagination can rival the more-mundane hypocrisy she experiences at the hands of her supposed friends. . . .

Title:Northanger Abbey
Product dimensions:9 X 6 X 0.81 in
Shipping dimensions:9 X 6 X 0.81 in
Published:March 1, 2003
Publisher:Wildside Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781592247066

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