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Northanger Abbey

ISBN-10: 0321202082
ISBN-13: 9780321202086
Edition: 2005
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Description: PresentsNorthanger Abbey by Jane Austen along with a critical introduction and contextual materials. This edition places Jane Austen andNorthanger Abbey in the major conversations of Romanticism, not just the gothic novel and female education. It  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

PresentsNorthanger Abbey by Jane Austen along with a critical introduction and contextual materials. This edition places Jane Austen andNorthanger Abbey in the major conversations of Romanticism, not just the gothic novel and female education. It places the novel in two contexts, 1798, when it was written, and 1818, when it was published, illustrating its relevance to both periods and the major writers, especially the poets. This edition connects Jane Austen with the major Western literary tradition, from ancient myth, theArabian Nights , to Cervantes, Flaubert, and Virginia Woolf. Those interested in Jane Austen and/or the novelNorthanger Abbey.

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films.

List of Illustrations
About Longman Cultural Editions
About this Edition
Jane Austenrsquo;s Life and Times
Introduction
Table of Dates
Northanger Abbey
Contexts
The Romance Plot
Cupid and Psyche
Gothic Romance
Horace Walpole The Castle of Otranto
William Beckford Vathek
Matthew Gregory Lewis The Monk
Ann Radcliffe
Supernaturalism (Biographia Literaria)
Sensibility
Sublime (Curiosity)
The Mysteries of Udolpho
The Italian-Schedoni
Gothic Decline
Gothic Parody
Beckford, Azemia
Eaton Stannard Barrett The Heroine
T.L. Peacock Nightmare Abbey
Bath, England
ldquo;Faery lands forlorn.rdquo;
Tobias Smollett, The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker
From Gothic Romance to Historical Novel
Sir Walter Scott Waverley
The Picturesque, Enclosures, and Anti-Picturesque
The Picturesque
William Gilpin Observations on the River Wye
James Plumptre The Lakers
Enclosures and the Anti-Picturesque
George Crabbe The Village
Reviews of Northanger Abbey
British Critic
Blackwoodrsquo;s Edinburgh Magazine
Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Reading

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