Research Paper On A LITERARY ANALYSIS OF NORTHANGER ABBEY,
The purpose of this research paper is to provide a literary analysis of Northanger Abbey. To begin with, this author should first like to offer some sense of what the story is about, by Jane Austen. Northanger Abbey was written in 1798, although it was not published until after the author’s death (i.e. Jane Austen). At that time it was compiled with her final novel, Persuasion. It is notable for being a fierce parody of the late Eighteenth Century’s Gothic style’s fainting heroines, ‘terror’ (giving hints of something fantastic but dreadful, only to quash it later with mundane truth) and haunted medieval buildings. Austen targets with particular venom Ann Radcliffe’s extremely popular The Mysteries of Udolpho as has her characters reading and mimicking it whilst the author undermines it at every opportunity. Austen’s comparatively thin novel as good as destroyed Radcliffe’s reputation for being almost two centuries and the exciting Gothic writ large of Udolpho is only now being reassessed. Northanger Abbey itself concerns a typical Austen heroine, the young Catherine Morland who was taken to the fashionable resort of Bath wit...
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