Northanger Abbey ; Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; and Sanditon

Northanger Abbey ; Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; and Sanditon

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Blackwell North Amer
Northanger Abbey is about the misadventures of Catherine Morland, young, ingenuous, and mettlesome, and an indefatigable reader of Gothic novels. Their romantic excess and dark overstatement feed her imagination, as tyrannical fathers and diabolical villains work their evil on forlorn heroines in isolated settings. What could be more remote from the uneventful securities of life in the midland counties of England? Yet as Austen brilliantly contrasts fiction with reality, ordinary life takes a more sinister turn, and edginess and circumspection are reaffirmed alongside comedy and literary burlesque.

Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
ISBN: 9780192827586
0192827588
Characteristics: xlii, 388 p. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Davie, John 1950-
Alternative Title: Northanger Abbey

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