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Northanger Abbey (flipback edition)
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Published for the first time in flipback - the new, portable, stylish format that's taken Europe by storm.



'What have you been judging from... Dearest Miss Morland, what ideas have you been admitting?'



Young and impressionable, Catherine Morland has an over-active imagination. After falling for the sophisticated Henry Tilney during a stay at Bath, she is invited to stay at his family home, the sinister-sounding Northanger Abbey. There, influenced by lurid Gothic novels, she imagines darkness and intrigue at every corner. Catherine must learn to distinguish between fiction and reality if she is to find the path to true love.



Jane Austen's funniest, most optimistic novel is published for the first time in flipback classics - so now you can always carry an Austen in your pocket.

Fiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Publication Date: 10/11/2011 ISBN-13: 9781444732542  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 at Steventon near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on July 18, 1817. As a girl Jane Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were only published after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime. These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1818 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.

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