Jane Austen was a romantic novelist whose works are some of the most widely read in English literature. While not prolific, Austen's best know works include the beloved novels Pride and Prejudice and Emma that have each inspired many film adaptations. Her plots feature themes of love and marriage, highlighting the role women in the early 19th century and their need to secure position through a marital alliance.
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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
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The fist of Jane Austen's novels to be published, Northanger Abbey is a novel with gothic influences that tells the story of young Catherine Morland's first journey into the world. Catherine, the daughter of a country cleric, is invited by wealthy family friends on a visit to Bath where she meets a variety of people.
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But after a while she finds that beneath this goodly exterior, all is vanity, the flattery which once charmed her soul, now grates harshly upon her ear; the ball-room has lost its charms; and with wasted health and imbittered heart, she turns away with the conviction that earthly pleasures cannot satisfy the longings of the soul!