Northanger Abbey (Collector's Library)

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Northanger Abbey is the story of Catherine Morland, an enthusiastic but naïve girl intent on becoming a heroine like the ones she has read about in popular novels. Searching for romance and adventures worthy of her favorite works of fiction, she becomes ever more entangled in an authentic world of manipulation, greed and disloyalty. This is one of Jane Austen's earliest and most varied works. It contains fascinating insights into her life as both a reader and a writer, and is as imaginative and entertaining as ...
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Northanger Abbey is the story of Catherine Morland, an enthusiastic but naïve girl intent on becoming a heroine like the ones she has read about in popular novels. Searching for romance and adventures worthy of her favorite works of fiction, she becomes ever more entangled in an authentic world of manipulation, greed and disloyalty. This is one of Jane Austen's earliest and most varied works. It contains fascinating insights into her life as both a reader and a writer, and is as imaginative and entertaining as the Gothic novels it sets out to lampoon.

Jane Austen was born in 1775 in rural Hampshire, the daughter of an affluent village rector who encouraged her in her artistic pursuits. Jane remained in the vicinity of her childhood home for much of her life. As such it was through family and friends that she learned most of her considerable understanding of manners and relationships. In novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma she developed her subtle analysis of contemporary life through depictions of the middle-classes in small towns. Her sharp wit and incisive portraits of ordinary people have given her novels enduring popularity. She died in 1817.

The handsome volumes in The Collectors Library present great works of world literature in a handy hardback format. Printed on high-quality paper and bound in real cloth, each complete and unabridged volume has a specially commissioned afterword, brief biography of the author and a further-reading list. This easily accessible series offers readers the perfect opportunity to discover, or rediscover, some of the world's most endearing literary works.

The volumes in The Collector's Library are sumptuously produced, enduring editions to own, to collect and to treasure.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760755143
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/4/2004
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Collector's Library
  • Edition description: Pocket-Sized Unabridged Edition
  • Pages: 301
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 5.78 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2010

    poor formating

    The formatting for this eBook is terrible - so much missing text and extra characters that you can't read it.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    NEEDS EDITING!

    Didn't read but a few pages because it is so difficult to read through all the misspellings, extra punctuation, weird spacing, etc. A real dis-service to a classic author!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Love to read

    I love everything Jane Austen ever wrote.o

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Great!

    I'm halfway through and I love it. I love how Austen pokes fun at gothic romance fiction. Highly recommended, though it's not nearly as good as Pride and Prejudice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Omg

    Cant what to reaf

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    A Good Book Gone Wrong

    This particular Gutenberg scan is riddled with poor scan conversions - the first two pages are completely illegible. Try another version.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    A great novel with wonderful parodies of Gothic fiction.

    A great novel with wonderful parodies of Gothic fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Good

    This book has no misprint it is a favorite classic of mine

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Love the story - but get a different version.

    While this is one of my favorite stories, do not get this version. The print is very messed up, and unless you know the story by heart it may be difficult to follow due to the missing and incorrect characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    An odd tale of a young girl's journey into womanhood

    Slow to start and perhaps a little over the top in some regards, but that may also have been a point the author was trying to get across. A predictable happy ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Typos

    Too many typos! Bad punctuation, messed up words, bad edition in general Love the story, but the edition is distracting

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    Bad formatting

    Do not purchase this version of the book for the nook color. Lots of extra text characters making it unreadable.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    Downloaded oddly

    The text is quite garbled for some reason, and has the characters and symbols used in type facing interspersed amongst the words. Some words are so "incomplete" that I can only guess what they should be. Quite disappointing as I have enjoyed other works by this author. I cannot give an acurate rating on the content of the book due to the manner in which it downloaded.

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    Another great Austen book!

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  • Posted May 1, 2011

    Poor

    Do not get this ebook. Badly formatted. Lots of missing or incomprehensible words.

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  • Posted January 27, 2010

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    If only it were finished...

    I do not feel Northanger Abbey is a completed novel. The story itself is wonderful. I fell in love with Catherine and Henry. However, I did not love the parts where the author stepped back and spoke directly to the reader. I felt like it took too much away from the story, especially at the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2005

    Such a nice edition!!

    This Collector's Edition of 'Northanger Abbey' is just lovely! The book description doesn't say it, but this edition also contains illustrations by Hugh Thomson and they are wonderful! These little books would make terrific stocking stuffers! I plan to give them to some of my friends who love classics! These books are not expensive but they look like they are! Very, very classy!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2005

    I'm not ashamed to admit that I love Jane Austen!

    I love everything that Jane Austen has written. I am a huge classics buff and I read them over and over. This is a very good one. I prefer Pride and Prejudice but this is one of her best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2003

    A Jane We See But Once

    'Northanger Abbey' is so vastly different from Jane Austen's other works. The style which 'Abbey' is written in reveals a side of Austen that her readers see only in this one novel. If you're not already, 'Abbey' will make you an Austen fan. The book chronicles what is undoubtedly the most exciting few months the heroine, seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland, has ever experienced. If you're interested in reading Jane Austen, 'Northanger Abbey' is the best work of hers to start out on. 'Abbey' has everything that makes a good story a good story: adventure, romance, mystery, and inspiration. Readers find a dashing, though somewhat passive, hero in Henry Tilney and a 'bosom friend' (a lá L.M. Montgomery) in Eleanor Tilney. It is very much a coming-of-age story that exposes, not its heroine's, but its author's innermost struggles and wants through the novel's honest prose. We see Austen's deep longing for romance, beauty, and adventure through Catherine Morland. What's sad about this story, though, is that Catherine Morland's dreams were fulfilled. Austen, who died unmarried at 42, lived what biographers have dubbed a 'dull' life. Despite being a truly good read, even decades later, 'Northanger Abbey' could be nothing more than a collection of dreams... Jane Austen's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2003

    Excellent!!

    I loved this book! It doesn't follow the typical Jane Austen book, because it includes the twist of the Gothic novel which was so popular at the time. I laughed a lot. This is my second favorite of Austen's, next to Pride and Prejudice (which is my favorite book ever!).

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