Northanger Abbey

Series
Longman
Author
Jane Austen / Marilyn Gaull  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
320
Pub.-date
September 2004
ISBN13
9780321202086
ISBN
0321202082
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Description

From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Northanger Abbey, edited by Marilyn Gaull, presents Jane Austin's classic work along with a critical introduction and contextual materials on and from the period.

Handsomely produced and affordably priced, the Longman Cultural Editions series presents classic works in provocative and illuminating contexts-cultural, critical, and literary. Each Cultural Edition consists of the complete text of an important literary work, reliably edited, headed by an inviting introduction, and supplemented by helpful annotations; a table of dates to track its composition, publication, and public reception in relation to biographical, cultural and historical events; and a guide for further inquiry and study.

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Features

  • This Cultural Edition foregrounds Jane Austen and Northanger Abbey in the major conversations of Romanticism, not just the gothic novel and female education.
  • Places the novel in two contexts-1798, when it was written, and 1818, when it was published-illustrating its relevance to both periods and their major writers, especially the poets.
  • Contextual apparatus connects Jane Austen with the major Western literary tradition, from ancient myth and the Arabian Nights, to Cervantes, Flaubert, and Virginia Woolf.
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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations.

 

About Longman Cultural Editions.

 

About this Edition.

Jane Austen'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.

    “Faery lands forlorn.”

    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 GilpinObservations on the River Wye.

 

        James Plumptre    The Lakers.

 

        Enclosures and the Anti-Picturesque.

                

        George Crabbe   The Village.

 

Reviews of Northanger Abbey.

                

    British Critic.

 

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.

 

Bibliography.

 

Suggestions for Further Reading.