Northanger Abbey (Penguin Popular Classics)

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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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"It is tempting to argue İthat¨ Austen opted to initiate her career with "Northanger Abbey" because in addition to being a good novel it alone was also a manifesto of her artistic program . . . "Northanger Abbey" is a delightful novel, but also a serious one, and the first completely to master the stylistic method that would become the hallmark of its author's art: irony." -from the Introduction by Claudia L. Johnson

" It is tempting to argue [that] Austen opted to initiate her career with "Northanger Abbey" because in addition to being a good novel it alone was also a manifesto of her artistic program . . . "Northanger Abbey" is a delightful novel, but also a serious one, and the first completely to master the stylistic method that would become the hallmark of its author's art: irony." - from the Introduction by Claudia L. Johnson

" It is tempting to argue [that] Austen opted to initiate her career with "Northanger Abbey" because in addition to being a good novel it alone was also a manifesto of her artistic program . . . "Northanger Abbey" is a delightful novel, but also a serious one, and the first completely to master the stylistic method that would become the hallmark of its author' s art: irony." - from the Introduction by Claudia L. Johnson

It is tempting to argue [that] Austen opted to initiate her career with "Northanger Abbey" because in addition to being a good novel it alone was also a manifesto of her artistic program . . . "Northanger Abbey" is a delightful novel, but also a serious one, and the first completely to master the stylistic method that would become the hallmark of its author s art: irony. from the Introduction by Claudia L. Johnson"

"It is tempting to argue [that] Austen opted to initiate her career with Northanger Abbey because in addition to being a good novel it alone was also a manifesto of her artistic program . . . Northanger Abbey is a delightful novel, but also a serious one, and the first completely to master the stylistic method that would become the hallmark of its author's art: irony." -from the Introduction by Claudia L. Johnson

Review:

"Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire" (J.K. Rowling)

"Somebody reading over my shoulder refuses to believe that I found Northanger Abbey funnier than Catch 22, but I did. So there" (Jenny Colgan)

"The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal" (Virginia Woolf)

"Jane Austen's lightest and most playful novel" (Independent)

"Jane Austen shocks me. Beside her, Joyce seems innocent as grass" (W.H. Auden)

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