During an eventful social season at Bath, the charmingly imperfect Catherine is invited to Northanger Abbey, the mysterious country home of the sophisticated Tilney family. There she believes she has discovered all the trappings of a gothic novel, and she imagines the worst. The tale is a delightful parody of one of the most popular literary genres of its day, as well as a gentle comedy of manners.
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During a season in Bath, Catherine Morland meets Henry and Eleanor Tilney and is invited to Northanger Abbey, the home of their father, General Tilney. Hearing exaggerated reports of Catherine's wealth, the General encourages her to marry his son. Austen mocks the gothic genre in this novel.Review:
'Benedict and Le Faye … provide in their respective volumes a generous, helpful, and historically informed introduction to the work and its reception; a set of informative, judicious explanatory notes; and a meticulously prepared and visually well presented text. … The Northanger Abbey edition is excellent … offers a magnificent summary …' Devoney Looser, University of Missouri
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Book Description Penguin Audio, 1996. Audio Book(Cassette). Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-200-66-0439100