Northanger Abbey  -     By: Jane Austen
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Weaving together insights into literature with her classic social commentary, Northanger Abbey is an optimistic work with charm. Catherine Morland is experiencing a delightful season at Bath, and makes the acquaintance of Isabella and Henry and Eleanor Tilney. Influenced by Isabella's Gothic novels, she begins to imagine that General Tilney has committed crimes, risking her new friendship. 254 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Dimensions: 7.50 X 5.00 X 0.80 (inches)
ISBN: 0141439793
ISBN-13: 9780141439792
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During an eventful season at Bath, young, naïve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who shares Catherine's love of Gothic romance and horror, and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father's mysterious house, Northanger Abbey. There, her imagination influenced by novels of sensation and intrigue, Catherine imagines terrible crimes committed by General Tilney. With its broad comedy and irrepressible heroine, this is the most youthful and and optimistic of Jane Austen's works.

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JANE AUSTEN (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. She is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, and Mansfield Park
MARILYN BUTLER is rector of Exeter College, Oxford. She has also edited Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent and Ennui for Penguin Classics.

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