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Read online Northanger Abbey.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Northanger Abbey To look i almost i pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive b .

During an eventful season at Bath young na ve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time She is delighted with her new acquaintances flirtatious Isabella who shares Catherine s love of Gothic romance and horror and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney who invite her to their father s mysterious house Northanger Abbey There her imagination influenced by novels of sensation and intrigue Catherine imagines terrible crimes committed by General Tilney With its broad comedy and irrepressible heroine this is the most youthful and and optimistic of Jane Austen s works by Jane Austen, Susannah Carson

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Northanger Abbey
Title:Northanger Abbey
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ISBN:0141389427
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Number of Pages:247
Category:Classics, Fiction, Romance
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a href https www goodreads com book show lady susan the watsons sanditon rel nofollow alternate cover edition a br br i She has poured forth her tender tale of love in vain and exposed herself forever to the contempt of the whole world i br br These three short works show Austen experimenting with a variety of different literary styles from melodrama to satire and exploring a range of social classes and settings The early epistolary novel i Lady Susan i depicts an unscrupulous coquette toying with the affections of several men In contrast i The Watsons i is a delightful fragment whose spirited heroine Emma Watson finds her marriage opportunities restricted by poverty and pride Written in the last months of Austen s life the uncompleted novel i Sanditon i is set in a newly established seaside resort with a glorious cast of hypochondriacs and speculators and shows the author contemplating a changing society with a mixture of scepticism and amusement br br Margaret Drabble s introduction examines these three works in the context of Jane Austen s major novels and her life and discusses the social background of her fiction This edition features a new chronology br br In it i Sanditon i she exploits her greatest gifts her management of dialogue and her skill with monologue The book feels open and modern as vigorous and inventive as her earlier work CAROL SHIELDS, i The more I know of the world the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love I require so much i br br Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo Meanwhile Elinor always sensitive to social convention is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment even from those closest to her Through their parallel experience of love and its threatened loss the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love br br This edition includes explanatory notes textual variants between the first and second editions and Tony Tanner s introduction to the original Penguin Classic edition, div Beautiful flirtatious and recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon seeks an advantageous second marriage for herself while attempting to push her daughter into a dismal match A magnificently crafted novel of Regency manners and mores that will delight Austen enthusiasts with its wit and elegant expression div, Northanger Abbey depicts the misadventures of Catherine Morland young ingenuous and mettlesome and an indefatigable reader of gothic novels Their romantic excess and dark overstatement feed her imagination as tyrannical fathers and diabolical villains work their evil on forlorn heroines in isolated settings What could be more remote from the uneventful securities of life in the midland counties of England Yet as Austen brilliantly contrasts fiction with reality ordinary life takes a more sinister turn and edginess and circumspection are reaffirmed alongside comedy and literary burlesque br Also including Austen s other short fictions Lady Susan The Watsons and Sanditon this valuable new edition shows her to be as innovative at the start of her career as at its close