Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey

byJane Austen

Kobo ebook | August 4, 2013

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Northanger Abbey tells the story of Catherine Morland, a seventeen-year-old girl with a passion for Gothic novels, and her family friends, Mr. and Mrs. Allen, as they visit Bath for the first time. Catherine quickly makes new friends, including Isabella Thorpe and Eleanor Tilney. Catherine is pursued by Eleanor’s brother, the ill-mannered John Thorpe, but her true affection lies with Eleanor’s younger brother, the dashing Henry Tilney, who captivates her with his love of literature. The story takes a dramatic turn when Henry’s father, General Tilney, invites Catherine to visit their country home, Northanger Abbey.

Originally published in December 1817 by John Murray, Northanger Abbey was actually Jane Austen’s first novel to be completed for publication. The book was originally entitled Susan and was written around 1799. Austen sold the manuscript to the London publisher, Crosby & Co., for £10 in 1803, but the company decided against publishing it. Austen’s brother, Henry, bought the manuscript back from the publisher in 1816 for the same sum, even though, by that time, Austen had published four other highly successful novels. Austen updated her manuscript, changing the lead character’s name from Susan to Catherine and renaming the book, Northanger Abbey. Jane Austen passed away in July 1817 and her brother arranged for Northanger Abbey to published posthumously in December 1817.

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Title:Northanger AbbeyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 4, 2013Publisher:rabbit & snailLanguage:English

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