Jane Austen takes a satirical swipe at the gothic novel in this classic book bursting with sly subversive wit.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY P.D. JAMES
The Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D. James and Andrew Motion.
'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.
"Jane Austen's lightest and most playful novel"
From bonnets to Valspeak, Jane Austen has been interpreted countless ways for film and TV . But which version triumphs? Our writers hash it out.
English darling of literature Jane Austen is best known for her novels, including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma. Her incredible writing is known for its humour, realism and irony and has been adored by readers around the globe since her untimely death aged 41 in 1887. Here are ten Austen quotes that capture her perfectly.