Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey is both a perfectly aimed literary parody and a withering satire of the commercial aspects of marriage among the English gentry at the turn of the nineteenth century. But most of all, it is the story of the initiation into life of its naive but sweetly appealing heroine, Catherine Morland, a willing victim of the contemporary craze for Gothic literature who is determined to see herself as the heroine of a dark and thrilling romance.When Catherine is invited to Northanger Abbey, the grand though forbidding ancestral seat of her suitor, Henry Tilney, she finds herself embroiled in a real drama of misapprehension, mistreatment, and mortification, until common sense and humor-and a crucial clarification of Catherine's financial status-puts all to right. Written in 1798 but not published until after Austen's death in 1817, Northanger Abbey is characteristically clearheaded and strong, and infinitely subtle in its comedy.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781400190782
1400190789
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (420 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Peters, Donada
hoopla digital
Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla

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Jun 10, 2014

i really enjoyed this book, Jane Austen is a fantastic writer! i read it in 3 days, i couldnt put it down. it is very realisitc and i love jane austens style of writing and she has a great sense of humour which she subtly displays, and you will find hidden in the book if you look closely.

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Jun 10, 2014

green_monkey_2174 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Jun 10, 2014

this is a very good book about a naive 17 year old girl, who recieves the pleasure of going to bath ( a place in england) where she makes many fashionable aquaintances, and learns how to behave in good society, and that not every one tells the truth.

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Jun 10, 2014

catherine: "i cannot speak so well as to make myself uninntelligible"

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