Northanger abbey is the shortest of jane austens six major novels and has a special place in many readers hearts in many ways it is not the tightly constructed witty sort of story we expect from this author yet its spontaneity and rough edges prove to be part of its charm. This item northanger abbey by jane austen 2014 03 27 by jane austen hardcover 7375 only 3 left in stock order soon ships from and sold by aegean legend. The reader of this edition of northanger abbey is juliet stevenson whose voice is perfect for jane austen she brings out the character of each personality in the book and beautifully and subtly conveys jane austens gentle irony. Jane austens first major novel a parody of the popular literature of the time is an ironic tale of the romantic folly of men and women in pursuit of love marriage and money. Northanger abbey was jane austens attempt to satirise the melodramatic gothic novels of her day its a bit unsophisticated not austen at her best if you really want to get a good sense of jane austen as a writer i recommend pride and prejudice or emma
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