Northanger Abbey

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Product Number: Z100128482
Released: Aug 25, 2017
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ISBN: #9781538482018
Narrator/s: Glenda Jackson
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Jane Austen's first major novel, a parody of the popular literature of the time, is an ironic tale of the romantic folly of men and women in pursuit of love, marriage, and money. The humorous adventures of young Catherine as she encounters "the difficulties and dangers of a six weeks' residence in Bath" lead to some of Austen's most brilliant social satire. There is Catherine's hilarious liaison with a paragon of bad manners and boastfulness, her disastrous friendship with an unforgettably crass coquette, and a whirl of cotillion dances with their timeless mortifications. A visit to ancient Northanger Abbey, the ancestral home of the novel's handsome hero, excites the irrepressible Catherine's hopes of romance amid gothic horrors. But what awaits her there is a drama of a different kind, in this most youthfully exuberant and broadly comic of Jane Austen's works.

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Author(s): Jane Austen
Genre: Classics
Original Publish Date: Jul 11, 2017

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Author(s): Jane Austen
Narrator(s): Flo Gibson
Genre: Classics, Romance
Product Number C2483
Released: Dec 12, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402571015
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Author(s): Jane Austen
Narrator(s): Flo Gibson
Genre: Classics, Romance
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Author(s): Jane Austen
Genre: Classics
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Author(s): Jane Austen
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Publisher: Lerner Publications
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Author(s): Jane Austen
Genre: Classics
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ISBN: #9781625584762
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Author(s): Jane Austen
Genre: Classics
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Released: May 21, 2018
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Publisher: Canterbury Classics
ISBN: #9781626869806
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Author(s): Jane Austen
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Publisher: Sayre Street Books
ISBN: #9781772751116
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Author(s): Jane Austen
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Released: Aug 31, 2016
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Publisher: Sayre Street Books
ISBN: #9781772753752
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Jane Austen
Narrator(s): Flo Gibson
Genre: Classics, Romance
Product Number 3A399
Released: Sep 17, 2007
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ISBN: #9781402571022
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Author(s): Jane Austen
Narrator(s): Flo Gibson
Genre: Classics, Romance
Product Number 3K399
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ISBN: #9781402571039
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Jane Austen
Genre: Classics, Romance
Product Number 13087
Released: Jan 01, 1981
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Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: #9780141439792

Professional reviews

"Although published after her death, Northanger Abbey is one of Jane Austen's first novels. Like Don Quixote, it satirizes a popular literary genre of the day and draws distinctions between reality and illusion. Whereas Cervantes's novel took on a life--an archetypal one, in fact--independent of its original joke, Austen's novel suffers without at least a nodding acquaintance with the Gothic novels of Ann Radcliffe. A sheltered young woman mistakes relatively innocent actions for the sinister clues she reads about. A comedy of errors, of course, ensues. Academy Award-winner Glenda Jackson does an admirable job, particularly with Austen's memorable characterizations. Her touch is perhaps a bit too heavy for the aery narrative. But finding just the right tone for this author has eluded many a fine actor. Y.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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