Northanger Abbey (Paperback)
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In Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland is one of ten children of a country clergyman. Although a tomboy in her childhood, by the age of 17 she is "in training for a heroine" and is excessively fond of reading Gothic novels. Catherine is invited by the Allens, her wealthier neighbours in Fullerton, to accompany them to visit the town of Bath and partake in the winter season of balls and she is soon introduced to a clever young gentleman, Henry Tilney, with whom she dances.
About the Author
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 - 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, bitingirony and social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.