Northanger Abbey (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions)

Northanger Abbey (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions)

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by Jane Austen
     
 

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It is no tragedy that seventeen-year-old Catherine Moorland is not cut out to be the heroine of one of the gothic novels she reads so avidly with her new friend Isabella Thorpe. What may lead to tragedy on her first visit to the glamorous resort town of Bath, however, are Catherine’s overactive imagination and her inability to read other people.

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It is no tragedy that seventeen-year-old Catherine Moorland is not cut out to be the heroine of one of the gothic novels she reads so avidly with her new friend Isabella Thorpe. What may lead to tragedy on her first visit to the glamorous resort town of Bath, however, are Catherine’s overactive imagination and her inability to read other people.

     Catherine has no clue that Isabella’s tendency to say one thing and do another might make her an unreliable friend. It never occurs to her that her brother James, arriving unannounced in Bath with Isabella’s brother John, has come to see Isabella, not her. After making a mistake that would shame any true heroine—falling in love with the wry and witty Henry Tilney before knowing his feelings for her—she fails to notice that the odious John Thorpe fancies himself in love with her, and vice versa. By the time Catherine visits Henry and his sister Eleanor at Northanger Abbey, her misconceptions and novel-fueled expectations virtually guarantee disaster. Yet, Catherine remains blissfully unaware of what awaits her.

     In Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen combines a satirical take on the coming-of-age story with a genial spoof of the gothic novel, using innovative storytelling techniques that seem to anticipate a number of modern narrative strategies. The result is the most lighthearted of all her novels.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435141193
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Signature Editions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
126,931
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Jane Austen was born in Steventon, Hampshire, England, in 1775. After two decades of experimentation, writing, and extensive revisions, she published her first four novels anonymously between 1811 and 1815. Her two final novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published in 1818, the year after her death. She is buried in Winchester Cathedral.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 16, 1775
Date of Death:
July 18, 1817
Place of Birth:
Village of Steventon in Hampshire, England
Place of Death:
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Education:
Taught at home by her father

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