"She had not been brought up ...to know to how many idle assertions and impudent falsehoods the excess of vanity will lead." Northanger Abbey, 1818
The story of a young Catherine Morland who, after leaving her sheltered, rural home enters the busy, sophisticated world of Bath where her new acquaintances the Tilney family invite her for a short stay at their country estate, Northanger Abbey. Catherine's love of romantic, gothic novels allows her imagination run wild and her reading becomes intertwined with her social and romantic adventures, adding to the uncertainties and embarrassments she must undergo before finding happiness.
With this Penguin Classic Edition of "Northanger Abbey" you are owning one of Jane Austen's most famous novels presented in a beautiful clothbound cover with foil stamped into the design created by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. There are many cover versions of Jane's novel but we feel sure that this version of "Northanger Abbey" will stand out on your bookcase and become a cherished part of your Jane Austen collection.
Clothbound Hardback 2011