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Northanger Abbey (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)

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By Jane Austen, Robert Kiely (Introduction by)
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Jane Austen’s first novel, Northanger Abbey—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen’s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learns truths about love, life, and the heady power of literature. The satirical Northanger Abbey pokes fun at the gothic novel while earnestly emphasizing caution to the female sex.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the first edition of 1818.

About the Author

Robert Kiely is Loker Professor of English and American Literature at Harvard. His most recent books are Reverse Tradi-tion: Postmodern Fictions and the Nineteenth Century Novel and Still Learning: Spiritual Sketches from a Professor’s Life.

Praise For…

“Jane Austen is the Rosetta stone of literature.” —Anna Quindlen

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375759178
ISBN-10: 0375759174
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: January 8th, 2002
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics