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Northanger Abbey
     

Northanger Abbey

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by Jane Austen, Barbara M. Benedict, Deirdre Le Faye
 

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ISBN-10: 0521824192

ISBN-13: 9780521824194

Pub. Date: 09/01/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Northanger Abbey, Austen's first novel completed for publication, tells the story of seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland, a passionate and headstrong young woman with a fondness for Gothic novels. Away from home for the first time in her life, and with only her reading to guide her, Catherine finds herself suddenly thrown into the adult world-a world

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Northanger Abbey, Austen's first novel completed for publication, tells the story of seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland, a passionate and headstrong young woman with a fondness for Gothic novels. Away from home for the first time in her life, and with only her reading to guide her, Catherine finds herself suddenly thrown into the adult world-a world bristling with possible intrigue, romance, and suspense. Northanger Abbey can be enjoyed as a parody of the Gothic romance novels in vogue at the time Austen began her own writing career. Or it can be savored as a delightful comedy of manners and a cautionary tale. For in the education of Catherine Morland, the novel explores the mercurial relationship between appearance and reality, literature and life-and in the process raises questions about its own fictionality.

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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