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Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Donada Peters

Length:

7h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:27


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

07:58


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

12:22


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

09:43


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

07:05


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

07:02


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

08:59


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

15:01


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

14:07


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

17:36


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

20:55


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

16:19


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

10:51


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

16:50


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

17:59


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

17:30


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

14:55


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

07:42


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

10:50


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

08:18


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

17:36


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

16:45


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

18:41


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

14:18


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

15:50


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

16:34


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

13:42


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

06:43


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

19:05


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

18:32


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

15:55


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

07:03


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

00:41