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  • Published: 1 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099589297
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $17.99

Northanger Abbey (Vintage Classics Austen Series)


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Part of the Vintage Classics Austen Series: all six of Jane Austen's major novels, beautifully designed by writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by our finest contemporary writers

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.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099589297
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16 December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.

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