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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, Narrated by Elizabeth Klett | Full Audiobook

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Austen's witty exploration of the perils of mistaking fiction for reality.

Northanger Abbey follows seventeen-year-old Gothic novel aficionado Catherine Morland and family friends, Mr and Mrs Allen, as they visit Bath. It is Catherine's first visit there. She meets new friends, such as Isabella Thorpe, and goes to balls. Catherine finds herself pursued by Isabella's brother, the rough-mannered, slovenly John Thorpe, and by her real love interest, Henry Tilney. She also becomes friends with Eleanor Tilney, Henry's younger sister. Henry captivates her with his view on novels and his knowledge of history and the world. General Tilney (Henry and Eleanor's father) invites Catherine to visit their estate, Northanger Abbey, which, from her reading of Ann Radcliffe's Gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho, she expects to be dark, ancient and full of Gothic horrors and fantastical mystery.

With its broad comedy and irrepressible heroine, this is the most youthful and optimistic of Jane Austen's works.

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