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Northanger Abbey

(2014)
(The second book in the Austen Project series)
A novel by

 
 
The internationally bestselling crime writer “offers a canny new twist on Jane Austen’s early novel . . . a reimagined delight for Austen fans” (Booklist).
 
A homeschooled minister’s daughter in the quaint, sheltered Piddle Valley in Dorset, Cat Morland loses herself in novels and is sure there is a glamorous adventure awaiting her beyond the valley’s narrow horizon. So, imagine her delight when the Allens, neighbors and friends of her parents, invite her to attend the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh as their guest. With a sunny personality, tickets every night, and a few key wardrobe additions courtesy of Susie Allen, Cat quickly begins to take Edinburgh by storm and is taken into the bosom of the Thorpe family, particularly by eldest daughter Bella. And then there’s the handsome Henry Tilney, an up-and-coming lawyer whose family home is the beautiful and forbidding Northanger Abbey. Cat is entranced by Henry and his charming sister, Eleanor, but she can’t help wondering if everything about them is as perfect as it seems. Or has she just been reading too many novels? A delectable, note-perfect modern update of the Jane Austen classic, Northanger Abbey tells a timeless story of innocence amid cynicism, the exquisite angst of young love, and the value of friendship.
 
“McDermid’s success lies in her ability to allow her version of Northanger Abbey to dovetail tidily and enjoyably with Austen’s original while infusing it with her own humor, wit, and style.” —The Boston Globe
 
“Rife with conflicts of love, gossip, misunderstandings, and updates on social media, it is an accessible and enjoyable read, especially rewarding for young readers as a gateway into appreciating the classics.” —Publishers Weekly

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: Northanger Abbey
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4448-2387-6 / 978-1-4448-2387-5 (UK edition)
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Title: Northanger Abbey
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November 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Northanger Abbey
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ISBN: 1-66462-732-4 / 978-1-66462-732-1 (USA edition)
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Title: Northanger Abbey
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Title: Northanger Abbey
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Title: Northanger Abbey
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Title: Northanger Abbey
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ISBN: 1-4906-3065-1 / 978-1-4906-3065-6 (USA edition)
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