+612 9045 4394
Northanger Abbey : Collins Classics - Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey

Collins Classics


Published: 8th July 2010
In Stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days
RRP $5.99

eBook View Product

Published: 21st April 2011
Format: ePUB

Northanger Abbey! These were thrilling words, and wound up Catherine’s feelings to the highest point of ecstasy.

Considered the most light-hearted and satirical of Austen’s novels, Northanger Abbey tells the story of an unlikely young heroine Catherine Morland. While staying in Bath, Catherine meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor who invite her to their family estate, Northanger Abbey. A fan of Gothic Romance novels, naive Catherine is soon letting her imagination run wild in the atmospheric abbey, fuelled by her friendship with the vivacious Isabella Thorpe.

It is only when the realities of life set in around her that Catherine’s fantastical world is shattered. A coming-of-age novel, Austen expertly parodies the Gothic romance novels of her time and reveals much about her unsentimental view of love and marriage in the eighteenth century.


by PowerReviews
Northanger Abbey

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to top


Typical Austen


from Melbourne

About Me Everyday Reader

Verified Buyer


  • Timeless


    Best Uses

      Comments about Northanger Abbey:

      A Typical Austen book, not my favorite, but still very nice

      Comment on this review

      Jane Austen

      Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 at Steventon, near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on 18 July 1817.

      Jane Austen was extremely modest about her own genius, describing her work to her nephew, Edward, as 'the little bit (two Inches wide) of Ivory, on which I work with so fine a Brush, as produces little effect after much labour'.

      As a girl she wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were published only after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime.

      These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1817 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.

      Visit Jane Austen's Booktopia Author Page

      ISBN: 9780007368600
      ISBN-10: 0007368607
      Series: Collins Classics
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 258
      Published: 8th July 2010
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.3  x 1.7
      Weight (kg): 0.15