Northanger Abbey And Persuasion. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson (1897)
Book ID: 63207
Northanger Abbey And Persuasion. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson with an introduction by Austin Dobson. London: Macmillan, 1897. First Edition Thus. Pp, 443, all edges gilt. Publisher’s smooth red buckram boards decorated in a floral design with title lettered in gilt. Light rubbing to upper cover otherwise a fine bright copy.
Northanger Abbey was one of Jane Austen’s earliest manuscripts and the first of her novels to be completed for publication in 1803. Persuasion was her last, published six months after her death, at the end of 1817.
Published together in a single volume after her death, the two books differ widely. Northanger Abbey is a spirited, Gothic parody, while Persuasion has increasingly been seen as a new direction for the Austen canon.
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