Jane Austen

These exquisite and collectible editions are published as a part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series. Designed by the multi-award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, the series features editions that are bound in high-quality, colorful, and tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Catherine Morland, then young and naive, has her first taste of the pleasures that come with being a part of fashionable society during an exciting season in Bath. She is overjoyed with the new people she has met, particularly the vivacious Isabella, who, like Catherine, is a fan of gothic romance and horror, as well as the refined Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father’s enigmatic home, Northanger Abbey. Catherine’s imagination is stoked there by books filled with suspense and scandal, and she begins to concoct horrifying scenarios in which General Tilney is the perpetrator. This is the most upbeat and youthful of all of Jane Austen’s works, thanks to its lively comedy and unstoppable protagonist.