Catherine is invited to spend a few weeks in Bath with afriend. While there she meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor,who invite her to their family estate, Northanger Abbey. Oncethere, Catherine, a great reader of Gothic romances, allows herimagination to run wild, finding dreadful portents in the mostprosaic events. But Austen is after something more than mereparody; she uses her rapier wit to mock not only the essentialsilliness of “horrid” novels but also to expose the horrid workingsof polite society, for nothing Catherine imagines could possiblyrival the hypocrisy she experiences at the hands of her supposedfriends. In many respects, Northanger Abbey is the mostlighthearted of Jane Austen’s novels, yet at its core is a serious,unsentimental commentary on love and marriage. Newly designed andtypeset in a modern 6-by-9-inch format by Waking Lion Press.
女主人公凯瑟琳·莫兰是牧师的女儿，心地善良、单纯。富有的乡绅艾伦夫妇没有子女，凯瑟琳陪伴艾伦夫妇到巴斯度假，在那里她结识了索珀兄妹和蒂尔尼 兄妹，并与正直英俊的青年牧师亨利·蒂尔尼一见钟情。索珀追求凯瑟琳不成，不但贬损她，而且还把她家说成一贫如洗。蒂尔尼将军无情地对凯瑟琳下了逐客令， 并勒令儿子把她忘掉，但亨利已经爱上了凯瑟琳，他没有听从父亲的命令，而是到莫兰家澄清了一切误会。最后有情人终成眷属。