Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, the Watsons and Sanditon (Oxford World's Classics Series) / Edition 2

Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, the Watsons and Sanditon (Oxford World's Classics Series) / Edition 2

by Jane Austen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192840827

ISBN-13: 9780192840820

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Northanger Abbey depicts 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…  See more details below

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Northanger Abbey depicts 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.
Also including Austen's other short fictions, Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon, this valuable new edition shows her to be as innovative at the start of her career as at its close.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192840820
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
379
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey3
Lady Susan189
The Watsons251
Sanditon293
App. ARank and Social Class347
App. BDancing352
Textual Notes356
Explanatory Notes357

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