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Northanger Abbey

Written by Jane Austen

Part of the Collins Classics Series

Northanger Abbey Synopsis

HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. `Northanger Abbey! These were thrilling words, and wound up Catherine's feelings to the highest point of ecstasy.' Considered the most light-hearted and satirical of Austen's novels, Northanger Abbey tells the story of an unlikely young heroine Catherine Morland. While staying in Bath, Catherine meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor who invite her to their family estate, Northanger Abbey. A fan of Gothic Romance novels, naive Catherine is soon letting her imagination run wild in the atmospheric abbey, fuelled by her friendship with the vivacious Isabella Thorpe. It is only when the realities of life set in around her that Catherine's fantastical world is shattered. A coming-of-age novel, Austen expertly parodies the Gothic romance novels of her time and reveals much about her unsentimental view of love and marriage in the eighteenth century.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007368600
Publication date: 8th July 2010
Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages

About Jane Austen

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English novelist whose work centred on social commentary and realism. Her works of romantic fiction are set among the landed gentry, and she is one of the most widely read writers in English literature.

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