Bursting with energy and playful wit, Northanger Abbey tells the story of Catherine Morland and the gothic romances that fill her head and cloud her judgement. A shimmering example of Jane Austen’s supreme craft, this is an enduring English classic.
Jane Austen takes a satirical swipe at the gothic novel in this classic book bursting with sly subversive wit.
'Jane Austen is a genius, and Northanger Abbey is hugely underrated' Martin Amis
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.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY P.D. JAMES
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 221 g
Dimensions: 178 x 129 x 19 mm
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
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