An often overlooked effort, Northanger Abbey is considered by many a marginal work, a teething exercise on the part of its authoress.
I love it, however, I think it's wonderfully comical and delightfully vitriolic. I don't know another novel in which a patently artificial tone of sarcastic solemnity was sustained so well for so long. Some of the turns of phrase are simply masterful, hardly inferior to anything Austen produced even in Pride and Prejudice.
Consequently, here is the novel itself: