Catherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination. Her naivety and love of sensational novels lead her to approach the fashionable social scene in Bath and her stay at nearby Northanger Abbey with preconceptions that have embarrassing and entertaining consequences.
• With a new introduction by P.D. James
• "Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire." --J.K. Rowling
1. Robert Kilely, in his Introduction, says that although Northanger Abbey satirizes gothic novels, what?s more significant about it is the manner in which Jane Austen bases her narrative on conversation. How is conversation used in the novel as a narrative device? How does conversation both aid and hinder the...
• "Somebody reading over my shoulder refuses to believe that I found Northanger Abbey funnier than Catch 22, but I did. So there." --Jenny Colgan
• "The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal." --Virginia Woolf
• "Jane Austen's lightest and most playful novel." --Independent