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Now this is one Austen novel that is too often forgotten. Our heroine, Catherine Morland, might be naïve, but she is no dummy. Catherine is more complex than scholars give her credit for. I admit, she can create ridiculous fantasies that get her into trouble, but her inner core of right and wrong, her own moral compass, never leads her astray. She can be remarkably determined and forthright. And it's refreshing to meet an Austen heroine who is so shamelessly straightforward in her interest for the man of her choice! This is Austen at her most hysterically funny. Northanger Abbey is an easy link between Shakespeare's comedies and Monty Python skits.
Recommended by Christopher, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

With her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and occasional self-delusion to guide her through life, Catherine Morland is drawn into several scrapes while vacationing at Bath and visiting Northanger Abbey. This is a great comedy of satirical wit, poking fun at the Gothic novel while emphasizing caution to the female sex. Our edition is set from the 1818 first edition and includes newly commissioned endnotes, and a reading group guide.

Review:

"Jane Austen is the Rosetta stone of literature." Anna Quindlen

Review:

"Read Northanger Abbey: worth Dickens and Pliny together. Yet it was the work of a girl. She was certainly not more than twenty-six. Wonderful creature!" Thomas B. MacAulay, Journal

Review:

"She is a prose Shakespeare." Jonathan Lyons

Synopsis:

Catherine Morland's sentimental illusions crumble as she enters into adulthood.

About the Author

Robert Kiely is Loker Professor of English and American Literature at Harvard. His most recent books are Reverse Tradi-tion: Postmodern Fictions and the Nineteenth Century Novel and Still Learning: Spiritual Sketches from a Professors Life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375759178
Introduction:
Kiely, Robert
Author:
Kiely, Robert
Introduction by:
Kiely, Robert
Introduction:
Kiely, Robert
Author:
Austen, Jane
Author:
Kiely, Robert
Author:
Jane Austen Introduction by Robert Kiely
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
England
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Romantic suspense fiction.
Subject:
Gothic fiction
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Modern Library classics
Series Volume:
368/March 2001
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.00x5.30x.56 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Modern Library - English 9780375759178 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Now this is one Austen novel that is too often forgotten. Our heroine, Catherine Morland, might be naïve, but she is no dummy. Catherine is more complex than scholars give her credit for. I admit, she can create ridiculous fantasies that get her into trouble, but her inner core of right and wrong, her own moral compass, never leads her astray. She can be remarkably determined and forthright. And it's refreshing to meet an Austen heroine who is so shamelessly straightforward in her interest for the man of her choice! This is Austen at her most hysterically funny. Northanger Abbey is an easy link between Shakespeare's comedies and Monty Python skits.

"Review" by , "Jane Austen is the Rosetta stone of literature."
"Review" by , "Read Northanger Abbey: worth Dickens and Pliny together. Yet it was the work of a girl. She was certainly not more than twenty-six. Wonderful creature!"
"Review" by , "She is a prose Shakespeare."
"Synopsis" by , Catherine Morland's sentimental illusions crumble as she enters into adulthood.
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