Northanger Abbey (Vintage Classics)

Northanger Abbey (Vintage Classics)

by JaneAusten (Author)


Catherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination. Her naivety and love of sensational novels lead her to approach the fashionable social scene in Bath and her stay at nearby Northanger Abbey with preconceptions that have embarrassing and entertaining consequences.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: 1st Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Published: 07 Aug 2008

ISBN 10: 0099511878
ISBN 13: 9780099511878
Book Overview: 'Jane Austen is a genius, and Northanger Abbey is hugely underrated' Martin Amis

Media Reviews
Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire -- J.K. Rowling
Somebody reading over my shoulder refuses to believe that I found Northanger Abbey funnier than Catch 22, but I did. So there -- Jenny Colgan
The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal -- Virginia Woolf
Jane Austen's lightest and most playful novel * Independent *
Jane Austen shocks me. Beside her, Joyce seems innocent as grass -- W.H. Auden
Author Bio
Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16th December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath and then to Chawton in Hampshire. She wrote from a young age and Pride and Prejudice was begun when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions. It was initially rejected by the published she submitted it too and eventually published in 1813 after much revision. All four of her novels published in her lifetime were published anonymously. Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were published posthumously.