Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

Northanger Abbey: with Lady Susan, the Watsons And Sanditon by Jane Austen

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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. 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. This 2008 Oxford University Press Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 9780199535545 SKU: 1230430 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.