Northanger Abbey (Vintage Classics Austen Series)

Northanger Abbey (Vintage Classics Austen Series)

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Jane Austen takes a satirical swipe at the gothic novel in this classic book bursting with sly subversive wit.

'Jane Austen is a genius, and Northanger Abbey is hugely underrated' Martin Amis

Catherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination. Her naivety and love of sensational novels lead her to approach the fashionable social scene in Bath and her stay at nearby Northanger Abbey with preconceptions that have embarrassing and entertaining consequences.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY P.D. JAMES
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 178 x 19mm | 221g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 009958929X
  • 9780099589297
  • 8,749

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Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire -- J.K. Rowling Somebody reading over my shoulder refuses to believe that I found Northanger Abbey funnier than Catch 22, but I did. So there -- Jenny Colgan The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal -- Virginia Woolf Jane Austen's lightest and most playful novel * Independent * Jane Austen shocks me. Beside her, Joyce seems innocent as grass -- W.H. Auden
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About Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16 December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.
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