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For well over twenty-five years we have been making great literature available at a price that all can afford. It all began back in 1992 when we created the £1 classic paperback and ever since then we have stuck to one simple principle: to produce the best quality books that we can at the lowest possible price.
 
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NORTHANGER ABBEY by Jane Austen

September will see the publication of the full collection of Jane Austen's novels in our Collector's Edition series. Our current blog looks at her first novel, Northanger Abbey Read it here

About the book: Northanger Abbey tells the story of a young girl, Catherine Morland who leaves her sheltered, rural home to enter the busy, sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s. Austen observes with insight and humour the interaction between Catherine and the various characters whom she meets there, and tracks her growing understanding of the world about her. In this, her first full-length novel, Austen also fixes her sharp, ironic gaze on other kinds of contemporary novel, especially the Gothic school made famous by Ann Radcliffe. Catherine's reading becomes intertwined with her social and romantic adventures, adding to the uncertainties and embarrassments she must undergo before finding happiness.

ISBN: 9781840227987 R.R.P. £6.99 

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    SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
    Died this week in 1930
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  • Badger hates Society, and invitations, and dinner, and all that sort of thing.

    KENNETH GRAHAME
    Died this week in 1932
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  • You are mine, and Heaven itself
    cannot rescue you from my power


    MATTHEW LEWIS
    Born this week in 1775
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  • it is an old saying,
    that you must not work a willing horse to death


    CAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
    Born this week in 1792
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  • The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius.

    GUY DE MAUPASSANT
    Died this week in 1893
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  • I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first.

    SIR THOMAS MORE
    Died this week in 1535
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  • Can this be in human nature! — Can such
    horrible perversion of right be permitted!


    ANN RADCLIFFE
    Born this week in 1764
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  • First our pleasures die - and then our hopes, and then our fears - and when these are dead, the debt is due dust claims dust - and we die too.

    PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
    Died this week in 1822
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  • I want to go about like the light-footed goats.

    JOHANNA SPYRI
    Died this week in 1901
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  • Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink
    the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth


    HENRY DAVID THOREAU
    Born this week in 1817
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