A fully illustrated version of Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey", with 24 full-page watercolour illustrations by C.E.Brock.
"Northanger Abbey" is the story of the young and naive Catherine Morland and her venture into the complexities of adult social life. It takes a tongue-in-cheek view of a girl's ideas of romance and adventure formed by reading Gothic novels, and how, with a series of very entertaining episodes that result in anti-climaxes, Catherine realises that real life is different to fiction.
Illustrations are used, with thanks, from http://www.mollands.net
. Both these web sites are great resources for all fans of Jane Austen!
EDIT: 3 Mar 08
Recreated the book with improved layout and formatting. Uploaded v2.
EDIT: 3 Apr 08
MR user "dynabook" sent me a list of errata and helpful suggestions for stylistic improvements (eg systematically replacing "the general" by "the General", when referring to General Tilney). Fixed the errata and made the suggested improvements. Uploaded v3.
EDIT: 10 Aug 08
Replaced the cover with a greatly improved one. Thanks to Paul Durrant for this.
EDIT: 22 Dec 13
Thoroughly proofed and revised. Numerous errors and omissions restored. Added the "Biographical Note" written by Jane's brother, Henry, that appeared in the original posthumous publication of the book. I would now regard this as a finished work, so if you find any error, no matter how small, please let me know. Uploaded v5.
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