Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen

By Jane Austen

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Jane Austen's first novelpublished posthumously in 1818tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen's fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learns truths about love, life, and the heady power of literature. The satirical novel pokes fun at the gothic novel while earnestly emphasizing caution to the female sex.Northanger Abbey is a coming-of-age novel and a satire of Gothic novels written by Jane Austen. Northanger Abbey was actually the first finished novel that Jane Austen wrote.The story revolves around Catherine Morland, the young and naïve "heroine", and her journey to a better understanding of herself and the world around her.When she is invited by her wealthy neighbors, the Fullertons, to accompany them to the spa town of Bath she experiences her first taste of the fashionable upper class society of England. While there she meets the clever young gentleman, Henry Tilney, his sister Eleanor, and their father, the imposing General Tilney. The Tilneys invite Catherine to come stay with them at their estate, the titular Northanger Abbey. Catherines naïve over-active imagination quickly leads to embarrassment when she infers some sinister circumstances regarding the lack of emotion that General Tilney shows for the loss of his deceased wife. Eventually she realizes that real life is not at all like that of a Gothic novel. Noted for the insight it gives to Austens one opinions of the literature of her day.Northanger Abbey is both a satirical parody of the gothic romance novel and the story of a young girls maturation into womanhood.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen (Steventon, 16 de diciembre de 1775 – Winchester, 18 de julio de 1817) fue una destacada novelista británica que vivió durante el período de la Regencia. La ironía que emplea para dotar de comicidad a sus novelas hace que Jane Austen sea contada entre los «clásicos» de la novela inglesa, a la vez que su recepción va, incluso en la actualidad, más allá del interés académico, siendo leídas por un público más amplio.
Ha sido llevada al cine en diferentes ocasiones, algunas veces reproducidas de forma fiel, como el clásico Más fuerte que el orgullo de 1940 dirigido por Robert Z. Leonard y protagonizada por Greer Garson y Laurence Olivier y en otras haciendo adaptaciones a la época actual, como es el caso de Clueless, adaptación libre de Emma, o bien Sentido y sensibilidad, de 1995; Mansfield Park, de 2000, y las versiones de Orgullo y prejuicio en 2004 (dirigida por Gurinder Chadha) y en 2005 (dirigida por Joe Wright). El interés que la obra de Jane Austen sigue despertando hoy en día muestra la vigencia de su pensamiento y la influencia que ha tenido en la literatura posterior.
  • Publisher:
  • Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • ISBN:
  • 9783985221790
  • Language:
  • Inglés
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  • Published:
  • December 27, 2020
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