A young woman comes of age and realizes that life is not a Gothic novel.
A timeless classic, Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey is both a coming-of-age story and a parody of the Gothic novels of the nineteenth century. Catherine Morland is destined to be the heroine of her own life story as she navigates friendships and romantic relationships, and as she learns to let go of childish notions of fantasy regarding the lives of others. Held from publication for more than a decade, this story was an instant success when it was finally released in 1817. This Canterbury Classic Word Cloud makes a fine addition to any home library.