Northanger Abbey

January 1, 1998|
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
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Introduction and Notes by David Blair, University of KentNorthanger Abbey tells the story of a young girl, Catherine Morland who leaves her sheltered, rural home to enter the busy, sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s. Austen observes with insight and humour the interaction between Catherine and the various characters whom she meets there, and tracks her growing understanding of the world about her.In this, her first full-length novel, Austen also fixes her sharp, ironic gaze on other kinds of contemporary novel, especially the Gothic school made famous by Ann Radcliffe. Catherine''s reading becomes intertwined with her social and romantic adventures, adding to the uncertainties and embarrassments she must undergo before finding happiness.
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
Dimensions:173 pages
Published:January 1, 1998
Publisher:Wordsworth Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781853260438

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