Northanger Abbey, another classic by Jane Austen, published posthumously, pokes fun at the romantic notions and idiosyncracies of the genteel classes through a satirical treatment of Gothic novels of the period.
Catherine Morland, a seventeen-year-old country lass and a clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society. But, she could neither have imagined the delights nor the perils that were to come her way during that time.
Upon being Introduced to the world of mystery and romance of Gothic novels by her new friend, Isabella Thorpe, Catherine yearns for romance and mystery in her own life. Her desires find fresh fuel when she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family in Northanger Abbey. the impact of the novel she had been reading was such that Catherine expected mystery and intrigue at every turn. However, the truth turns out to be even stranger than fiction.
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