Northanger Abbey (Vintage Classics Austen Series)

Northanger Abbey (Vintage Classics Austen Series)

Jane Austen

Summary

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

VINTAGE CLASSICS AUSTEN SERIES - all six of Jane Austen's major novels, beautifully designed and introduced by our finest contemporary writers.

Reviews

  • Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire
    J.K. Rowling

About the author

Jane Austen

Jane Austen, the daughter of a clergyman, was born in Hampshire in 1775, and later lived in Bath and the village of Chawton. As a child and teenager, she wrote brilliantly witty stories for her family's amusement, as well as a novella, Lady Susan. Her first published novel was Sense and Sensibility, which appeared in 1811 and was soon followed by Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. Austen died in 1817, and Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were published posthumously in 1818.
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