Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

by Jane Austen
     
 

The last of Jane Austen's works to be published (in 1817), the novel is modeled after the day's popular romances and Gothic thrillers, which it then proceeds to ridicule. The heroine is Catherine Morland, who encounters upper-crust society at Bath, falls in love, and becomes targeted by misinformed fortune-seekers. After moving to Northanger Abbey, her imagination… See more details below

Overview

The last of Jane Austen's works to be published (in 1817), the novel is modeled after the day's popular romances and Gothic thrillers, which it then proceeds to ridicule. The heroine is Catherine Morland, who encounters upper-crust society at Bath, falls in love, and becomes targeted by misinformed fortune-seekers. After moving to Northanger Abbey, her imagination goes to work and dreams up mysteries that lead to various social disasters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521824194
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

General Editor's preface; Acknowledgments; Chronology; Introduction; Note on the text; Northanger Abbey; Appendix: Summaries and Extracts from Ann Radcliffe's novels; Corrections and emendations to 1818 text; List of abbreviations; Explanatory notes.

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