019953554X
Paperback:Northanger Abbey ; Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; Sanditon / Jane Austen.:2008:[New] edition / edited by James Kinsley and John Davie ; with an Paperback Northanger Abbey ; Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; Sanditon / Jane Austen.
Northanger Abbey ; Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; Sanditon / Jane Austen.
Author: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817,
Author: Kinsley, James,
Author: Davie, John (John N.),
Author: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
Author: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
Author: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
Publication year: 2008
Format: Paperback
Edition: [New] edition / edited by James Kinsley and John Davie ; with an
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 019953554X 9780199535545 (pbk.) :
Notes:
This edition originally published: 2003.
This edition brings together 'Northanger Abbey' along with three of Jane Austen's minor works which show her originality across the full range of her literary career. '...in suspecting General Tilney of either murdering or shutting up his wife, she had scarcely sinned against his character, or magnified his cruelty.' Northanger Abbey is about 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, a
Original title: Prose works.
Series title: Oxford world's classics
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Reading Group review. Members of the group felt that matters moved too quickly in the story. There were some very good descriptive parts, but it was felt this was quite a naive work, and certainly not up to the standard of the author's later novels. An interesting read, though.
16/05/18
Reading Group Shropshire

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