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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey( )
Author: Austen, Jane
Publication Date:Aug 2022
Publisher:JonRose Publishing, LLC
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $10.95
Book Description:

She's a naive young woman with an active imagination influenced by her fondness for Gothic novels. When invited to stay in Northanger Abbey, her expectation for mystery and intrigue soars. However, the truth turns out to be even stranger than fiction.Northanger Abbey is Jane Austen's first novel to be completed for publication. It is a coming-of-age story and a satire of Gothic novels. Originally titled Susan, the manuscript was sold to Crosby & Co. in 1803 who decided against...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Romance / General
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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