Northanger Abbey, second edition / Edition 2

Northanger Abbey, second edition / Edition 2

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Northanger Abbey, second edition / Edition 2

First accepted by a publisher in 1803, Northanger Abbey was eventually published posthumously in 1818. In it Austen weaves a romance full of suspense and comedy around the heroine Catherine Morland’s first foray into society. The style of the novel is a unique hybrid; along the way Austen parodies the eighteenth-century novel of manners, the Gothic novel, and even the educational treatises of the time.

The second Broadview edition includes a revised introduction, notes, bibliography, and expanded appendices of background contextual materials.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551114798
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 04/29/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 230,364
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


  • The Novel’s History
    The Importance of Reading to Jane Austen
    How Austen’s Characters Read
    The Modern Reader and Northanger Abbey

A Note on the Text
Jane Austen: A Brief Chronology
Title-Page, 1818 edition
Biographical Notice
Author’s Advertisement

Northanger Abbey

Appendix A: Jane Austen’s Correspondence with Crosby Publishing House

Appendix B: Jane Austen’s Private Family Correspondence

Appendix C: Examples of Jane Austen’s Reading

  1. Ann Radcliffe Romance of the Forest
  2. William Gilpin Observations on the Picturesque
  3. Sentimental Heroines
    1. Elizabeth Hervey Louisa
    2. Charlotte Smith Emmeline
    3. Helen Maria Williams Julia

Appendix D: Catherine Morland’s Reading Material

  1. Ann Radcliffe The Mysteries of Udolpho

Appendix E: Reviews of Northanger Abbey

  1. British Critic (March 1818)
  2. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (May 1818)
  3. Gentleman’s Magazine (July 1818)
  4. Quarterly Review (January 1821)

Appendix F: Map of Bath, circa 1800

Appendix G: Day Trips from Bath

Appendix H: Map of South West England, circa 1856

Appendix I: Frontispiece to the 1833 edition of Northanger Abbey

Appendix J: Horse-Drawn Transportation

  1. Chaise and Four
  2. Phaeton
  3. Curricle
  4. Gig

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