Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen  | Date: 1803

A Note on the Text

Northanger Abbey was written in 1797-98 under a different title. The manuscript was revised around 1803 and sold to a London publisher, Crosbie & Co., who sold it back in 1816. The Signet Classic text is based on the first edition, published by John Murray, London, in 1818- the year following Miss Austen’s death. Spelling and punctuation have been largely brought into conformity with modern British usage.


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Chicago: Jane Austen, "A Note on the Text," Northanger Abbey Original Sources, accessed October 2, 2023,

MLA: Austen, Jane. "A Note on the Text." Northanger Abbey, Original Sources. 2 Oct. 2023.

Harvard: Austen, J, 'A Note on the Text' in Northanger Abbey. Original Sources, retrieved 2 October 2023, from