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Northanger Abbey
1995
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Characters
Catherine Moreland (Female), Imaginative; loves gothic romances
Genre
Literary
Classic
Humor
Fiction
Topics
British society
Courtship
Young women
Inheritance
Dowries
Setting
England - Europe
Time Period
1780s -- 18th century
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  Library Journal Review

A resurgence of interest in Austen, combined with a vivacious reading by British actress Amanda Root, makes this a timely audio selection. Usually considered Austen's earliest completed novel, this posthumously published work is a delightful parody of gothic novels. Heroine Catherine Moreland is introduced to the social whirl of Bath by a new friend, Isabella Thorpe. Alas, Catherine is disappointed by this disloyal lass and departs to spend time at the ancestral home of her true friend, Eleanor Tilney, and Eleanor's charming brother Henry. Meanwhile, Isabella's brother John, whose romantic overtures have been rejected by Catherine, is almost successful in his schemes to cause the Tilneys to reject our heroine. An excellent acquisition for public libraries.Linda Bredengerd, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Bradford, Pa.(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Summary
Catherine Morland's sentimental illusions crumble as she enters into adulthood.
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