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Northanger Abbey is a perfectly aimed literary parody that is also a withering satire of the commercial aspects of marriage among the English gentry at the turn of the nineteenth century. But most of all, it is the story of the initiation into life of its naïve but sweetly appealing heroine, Catherine Morland, a willing victim of the contemporary craze for Gothic literature who is determined to see herself as the heroine of a dark and thrilling romance. When she is invited to Northanger Abbey, the grand though forbidding ancestral seat of her suitor, Henry Tilney, she finds herself embroiled in a real drama of misapprehension, mistreatment, and mortification, until common sense and humor–and a crucial clarification of Catherine’s financial status–resolve her problems and win her the approval of Henry’s formidable father.

Written in 1798 but not published until after Austen’s death in 1817, Northanger Abbey is characteristically clearheaded and strong, and infinitely subtle in its comedy.

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This collection from Everymans Library provides the complete works of one of the most popular authors in English literature. Each of Jane Austens masterpieces is enchantingly funny, touchingly and wittily told, and filled with a dazzling gallery of characters. These beautiful, clothbound classics are essentials for any home library.

Titles included:

Emma

Mansfield Park

Northanger Abby

Persuasion

Pride and Prejudice

Sandition and Other Stories

Sense and Sensibility

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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiv-xxv).

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 Professor’s Life.

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9780679417156
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Austen, Jane
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Austen, Jane
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New York :
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General
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Literary
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Fiction
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British and irish fiction (fictional works by
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England
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Young women
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Gothic novels
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Romantic suspense novels
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England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction.
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Young women -- England -- Fiction.
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Love stories
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Literature-A to Z
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fiction;classic;classics;romance;19th century;jane austen;literature;england;novel;gothic;british;austen;satire;regency;english literature;british literature;english;parody;women;humor;historical;18th century;historical fiction;classic literature;love;bri
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
109
Publication Date:
19921131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 5.5 in 8.28 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This collection from Everymans Library provides the complete works of one of the most popular authors in English literature. Each of Jane Austens masterpieces is enchantingly funny, touchingly and wittily told, and filled with a dazzling gallery of characters. These beautiful, clothbound classics are essentials for any home library.

Titles included:

Emma

Mansfield Park

Northanger Abby

Persuasion

Pride and Prejudice

Sandition and Other Stories

Sense and Sensibility

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