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.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY P.D. JAMES

The Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D. James and Andrew Motion.

'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.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 178 x 19mm | 221g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 009958929X
  • 9780099589297
  • 9,001

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY P.D. JAMES

Catherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination. Her entry into the fashionable social scene in Bath results in an invitation to stay with new friends at Northanger Abbey, but Katherine's naivety and love of sensational novels lead to embarrassing and entertaining consequences.

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

Jane Austen was born in Steventon Rectory on 16th December 1775. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. Originally titled First Impressions, it was initially rejected by publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four 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.

P. D. James is an award-winning crime writer and author of Death Comes to Pemberley. She was awarded an OBE in 1983, and was created a life peer in 1991.

Leanne Shapton is an illustrator, author and publisher based in New York City. http://leanneshapton.com/
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