Cover of: Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen

About the Book

Northanger Abbey is both a perfectly aimed literary parody and 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 Catherine 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—puts all to right. 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxvii]-xl).

Series
Oxford world's classics, Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.7
Library of Congress
PR4032 .D38 1998

The Physical Object

Pagination
xlii, 388 p. ;
Number of pages
388

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL477748M
Internet Archive
northangerabbeyl00aust
ISBN 10
0192833685
LC Control Number
98203653
Library Thing
2762
Goodreads
642331
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