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Northanger Abbey - An Annotated Edition

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The first of Austen's major works to be completed (it was revised in 1803 and again in 1816-17), Northanger Abbey was published five months after Austen's death in July 1817, together with Persuasion. The 1817 text, whose singularly frustrating course to publication Wolfson recounts, is the basis for this freshly edited and annotated edition.

About the author

Born in 1775, Jane Austen published her many novels anonymously. Her work was not widely read until the late nineteenth century, and her fame only continued to grow from there. Known for her wit and sharp insight into social conventions, her novels about love, relationships, and society grow more popular year after year. She has earned her place in history as one of the most cherished writers in English literature.


In her introduction to Northanger Abbey--part of Harvard's celebrated annotated Austen series--Susan Wolfson proposes that Austen's most underappreciated, most playful novel is about fiction itself and how it can take possession of everyday understandings. Wolfson's running commentary will engage new readers and delight scholars.

Product details

Authors Jane Austen, Susan Wolfson
Assisted by Susan Wolfson (Editor), Susan J. Wolfson (Editor)
Publisher Harvard University Press
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 28.04.2014
EAN 9780674725676
ISBN 978-0-674-72567-6
No. of pages 384
Series The Belknap Press
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature
Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > General and comparative literary studies

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