Book cover for Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen

Illustrated by Hugh Thomson



14 July 2016
304 pages
Imprint: Macmillan Collector's Library


The work of a great writer flexing her creative muscles . . . As well as being a deft comedy of manners, Northanger Abbey also fools entertainingly with the slippery relationship of fact and fiction.
Austen’s Northanger Abbey was in part a playful response to what she considered ‘unnatural’ in the novels of her day: Instead of perfect heroes, heroines and villains, she offers flawed, rounded characters who behave naturally and not just according to the demands of the plot.