Northanger Abbey   -     By: Jane Austen
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In this spirited, early-19th-century comedy of manners, Catherine Morland meets and falls in love with handsome Henry Tilney while on holiday in Bath. Henry's father, thinking Catherine is well-to-do, invites her to be a guest at Northanger Abbey, the family's country estate. Catherine's vivid imagination and love of Gothic romances soon cause her to view the residence as a house of nightmarish horror, an aspect of the book that gleefully parodies the fantastic Gothic romances by Mrs. Radcliffe and other popular writers of the period. Catherine's fears prove groundless, of course, but she is ordered out of the house when Henry's tyrannical father discovers she is not wealthy. Henry follows her and persuades her to marry him. Distinguished by its satirical wit, brilliant comedy, and complex but subtle views of human nature and morality, Northanger Abbey is a staple of English literature courses. Unabridged.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Dover Publications
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.37 (inches)
ISBN: 0486414124
ISBN-13: 9780486414126
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Series: Dover Thrift Editions

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In this spirited comedy of manners, Catherine Morland falls in love with a young clergyman while vacationing in Bath, and his father, thinking her wealthy, invites her to be a guest at Northanger Abbey, the family's country estate. But things take a turn for the worse when it's discovered that she is not wealthy.

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Rich with memorable characters from 19th-century English society and compelling themes of love and personal rivalries, the novels of Jane Austen (1775–1817) continue to enchant modern readers. One of literature's most celebrated women authors, Austen crafted stories remarkable in their psychological depth.

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