An accurate and entertaining retelling of jane Austen's timeless classic.
This is one of a series of six retellings of Jane Austen's great novels, published by Real Reads. It is true to the original in plot and character, as well as is style and syntax. Real Reads are great introductions to the world's great literature, and enjoyable listens in their own right.
The time has come for an unlikely heroine to have a real adventure.
Catherine Moorland has little experience of the world. When a neighbour takes her to visit the fashionable city of Bath, her naiveté leaves her vulnerable. Who should Catherine trust? Whose friendship is genuine and whose will be harmful?
Catherine's adventure becomes sinister when she visits Northanger Abbey. What is hidden in the locked cabinet? Why are the General's children afraid of him? What terrible secrets does he keep in his dead wife's bedroom?
Guided only by the gothic horror stories she so loves reading, Catherine stumbles through her adventures. Will her's be a happy ending? Will she find a hero to share her 'happily ever after'?
©2008 Gill Tavner (P)2010 Real Reads Ltd
"The perfect introduction to the pleasures of Jane Austen's work; pleasures which may well last a lifetime." (Caroline Sanderson, author of A Rambling Fancy.)
"In the Footsteps of Jane Austen.'Charmingly presented and skilfully written, these lively, attractive little volumes capture something of the flavour and tone of Jane Austen's peerless craft, while simplifying the narrative and dialogue. Even as a purist, I think these Real Reads are a Real Help for the younger, novice reader." (Josephine Ross, author of Jane Austen)
"A Companion'Real Reads will appeal enormously to young people who have seen the adaptations and are looking for a book that fulfils the same function. We expect to sell a lot of copies." (Ann Channon, Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton)
"These books will provide children with a wonderful introduction to Jane Austen, and are equally good for their parents who simply want a "quick fix" of Austen for themselves." (Donna Lodge, Jane Austen Centre, Bath)
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