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The Annotated Northanger Abbey - a book by Austen, Jane

The Annotated Northanger Abbey

The Annotated Northanger Abbey( )
Author: Austen, Jane
Shapard, David M.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey that makes her lighthearted satire of the gothic novel an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 1,200 annotations on facing pages, including:   -Explanations of historical context -Citations from Austen's life, letters, and other writings -Definitions and clarifications...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.2 x 8 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:1.2 Pounds
Author Biography
Austen, Jane (Author)
Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41.

Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors.


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