Though Northanger Abbey is one of Jane Austen's earliest novels, it was not published until after her death--well after she'd established her reputation with works such as Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility. the novel is modeled after the day's popular romances and Gothic thrillers, which it then proceeds to ridicule. The heroine is Catherine Morland, who encounters upper-crust society at Bath, falls in love, and becomes targeted by misinformed fortune-seekers. After moving to Northanger Abbey, her imagination goes to work and dreams up mysteries that lead to various social disasters.
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Book Description Penguin : London, 1994. Book Condition: neu. -- 235 S., 11 x 18 cm, kartoniert; 23. Aufl.; -- [ Englischsprachiger Text / Roman ] -- Buchreihe: Penguin Popular Classics -- Zustand: neu -- weitere Informationen wie die Widerrufsbelehrung finden Sie in den 'Anbieter- und Zahlungsinformationen'; Alle Preisangaben inkl. MwSt. Bookseller Inventory # 4014724
Book Description Penguin, Harmondsworth, UK. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Austen, Jane Northanger Abbey 236 S. pb Penguin Poular Classics neu . Northanger Abbey is Jane Austen's amusing and bitingly satirical pastiche of the "Gothic" romances popular in her day. Catherine Morland, an unremarkbale tomboy as a child, is thrown amongst all the "difficulties and dangers" of Bath at the age of seventeen. Armed with an unworldly charm and a vivid imagination, she must overcome the caprices of elegant society, encountering along the way such characters as the vacuous Mrs. Allen, coquettish Isabella and the brash bully John Thorpe. Catherine's invitation to Northanger Abbey, in her eyes a haven of coffins, skeletons and other Gothic devices, does lead to an adventure, though one she didn't expect, and her misjudgement of the ambitious, somewhat villainous General Tilney is not wholly unjustified, However, with the aid of the unromantic hero Henry Tilney, Catherine gradually progresses towards maturity and self-knowledge. Bookseller Inventory # 004032
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140620753
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