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Northanger Abbey is a coming-of-age novel and a satire of Gothic novels written by Jane Austen. “Northanger Abbey” was actually the first finished novel that Jane Austen wrote.
The story revolves around Catherine Morland, the young and naïve "heroine", and her journey to a better understanding of herself and the world around her.
When she is invited by her wealthy neighbors, the Fullertons, to accompany them to the spa town of Bath she experiences her first taste of the fashionable upper class society of England. While there she meets the clever young gentleman, Henry Tilney, his sister Eleanor, and their father, the imposing General Tilney. The Tilneys invite Catherine to come stay with them at their estate, the titular Northanger Abbey. Catherine’s naïve over-active imagination quickly leads to embarrassment when she infers some sinister circumstances regarding the lack of emotion that General Tilney shows for the loss of his deceased wife. Eventually she realizes that real life is not at all like that of a Gothic novel. Noted for the insight it gives to Austen’s one opinions of the literature of her day.
“Northanger Abbey” is both a satirical parody of the gothic romance novel and the story of a young girl’s maturation into womanhood.
Fun Fact: This image is the actual building they used for filming the movie adaption of the book.
Hardcover: Linen Book with Dust Cover
Softcover: Paperback, Glossy Cover