Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

(Classics hardcover)

Editor: Marilyn Butler
Introduction by: Marilyn Butler
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Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780141197715
  • 320  Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


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During an eventful season at Bath, young, naive Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who shares Catherine’s love of Gothic romance and horror, and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father’s mysterious house, Northanger Abbey. There, her imagination influenced by novels of sensation and intrigue, Catherine imagines terrible crimes committed by General Tilney. With its broad comedy and irrepressible heroine, this is the most youthful and and optimistic of Jane Austen’s works.
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