Paperback. Pub Date :2006-10-08 Pages: 2000 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Books Northanger AbbeyAbout this Wordsworth Classic:. ??This Wordsworth Edition includes an Introduction and Notes by David Blair. University of Kent Northanger Abbey tells the story of a young girl. Catherine Morland who leaves her sheltered. rural home to enter the busy. sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s. Austen observes with insight and humour the interaction between Catherine and the various characters whom she meets there. and tracks her growing understanding of the world about her. In this. her first full-length novel. Austen also fixes her sharp. ironic gaze on other kinds of contemporary novel. especially the Gothic school made famous by Ann Radcliffe. Catherines reading becomes intertwined with her social and romantic adventures . adding to the uncertainties and embarrassmen...
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This elegant boxed set of all of Jane Austen's complete novels sets a new standard. Beautifully designed, with real cloth padded tops and matt laminated printed sides over 3mm boards, they will be as much at home in the living room as on the bedside table or bureau. As well as a free box, the price represents a saving of nearly £9.00 on the purchase of individual volumes. All the books contain dozens of Hugh Thomson's evocative illustrations.About the Author:
Jane Austen was born in 1775 in rural Hampshire, the daughter of an affluent village rector who encouraged her in her artistic pursuits. Jane remained in the vicinity of her childhood home for much of her life. As such it was through family and friends that she learned most of her considerable understanding of manners and relationships. In novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma she developed her subtle analysis of contemporary life through depictions of the middle-classes in small towns. Her sharp wit and incisive portraits of ordinary people have given her novels enduring popularity. She died in 1817.
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