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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen is the light-hearted account of a young girl’s first excursion into fashionable society. Catherine Morland is taken to Bath where, among a crowd of new acquaintances, she meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor, who invite her to stay at their family home., Northanger Abbey. Catherine, a devotee of “horrid” gothic novels, fervently hopes that the Abbey will match the haunted ruins conjured up in her imagination.

While poking fun at popular fiction, Catherine’s story also exposes the difference between illusion and reality and shows how her artless approach to people attracts true friendship and love.

About the Product

  • Type: Paperback
  • Publication date: 2021
  • ISBN: 9781785996375
  • Length: 220 pages


About the Author

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775. As a child, she wrote plays and parodies to amuse her family but began writing novels in earnest during her teens.

Her first published work was Sense and Sensibility, which she began to write sometime around 1797, before it reached the publicin 1811. After that, she wrote five more novels that have led her to her becoming one of the most recognised names in English literature today.

Celebrated for her strong female characters and her sharp insights into English middle-class life in the early 19th century, the five novels Austen penned alongside Sense and SensibilityPride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Emma and Persuasion – remain classics beloved by every new generation of reader.

Her last novel, Persuasion, was written in 1815-1816, while Jane Austen was suffering from her fatal illness. She was still working on some revisions at the time of her death in 1817. The novel was published posthumously by her brother, Henry Austen. 


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