Northanger Abbey

  • Filename: northanger-abbey.
  • ISBN: 9780141028132
  • Release Date: 2006-04-06
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Young, impressionable Catherine believes that life should be a wonderful adventure right out of her favourite novels. Lost in her stories, she sees diabolical villains and swooning heroines everywhere she looks. Only her new friends, Henry and Eleanor Tilney, are able to teach her about realities of life. But when Catherine is invited to be a guest of General Tilney and his family at the mysterious Northanger Abbey, she still can't help wondering what horrifying secret her host is hiding in its dark rooms . . . Will Catherine ever be able to tell the difference between truth and fantasy? And is she too busy looking for heroes and villains to see the chance of genuine romance when it comes her way?

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

  • Filename: the-complete-novels-of-jane-austen.
  • ISBN: 9781927854785
  • Release Date: 2014-11-18
  • Number of pages: 1000
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

This special ebook edition includes all of novels written by one of the most beloved authors of all time, Jane Austen: Love and Friendship and Other Early Works, Lady Susan, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion.

Why is Jane Austen s Northanger Abbey Often Referred to as a Parody of the Gothic Novel

  • Filename: why-is-jane-austen-s-northanger-abbey-often-referred-to-as-a-parody-of-the-gothic-novel.
  • ISBN: 9783656036173
  • Release Date: 2013-11
  • Number of pages: 28
  • Author: Melanie Strieder
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Essay from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Duisburg-Essen, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Why is Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey often referred to as a parody of the Gothic novel?_ Jane Austen (1775-1817) is often regarded as the greatest English female novelist. Her novels are praised for their underlieing social comedy and thorough description of human relationships. She lived and worked during a time predominated by novels of sentiment, sensation and sensibility. However she stayed aloof from this literary style and especially her novel Northanger Abbey is often regarded to as a parody of the Gothic novel. Main authors of these so called 'Gothic' romances are for example Ann Radcliffe, Horace Walpole and M.G. Lewis. The Gothic novel has its origins in the Middle Ages and deals with mysterious, frightening, fantastic, supernatural, sexual and sublime things. The stories seem rather ridiculous to us today. The reader always finds similar characters and plots in those novels: "the tyrannical father, the importunate and unscrupulous suitor, the hero and heroine of sensibility and of mysterious but noble birth, the confidante[...], the chaperone."1 The heroine is always unbelievable beautiful but weak and virtuous. Then she is threatened by a veil man and saved by the hero in the end. In contrast to such a story Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey is often considered as a "amusing and bitingly satirical pastiche of the 'Gothic' romances popular in her day."2 [...] _____ 1 Mudrick, Marvin: Irony versus Gothicism. In: Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Edited by B.C. Southam. MacMillan Education Ltd. Hampshire, London. 1986 (Casebook Series); page 75 2 Austen, Jane: Northanger Abbey. Penguin Popular Classics. London. 1994; blurb

Cuisine and Symbolic Capital

  • Filename: cuisine-and-symbolic-capital.
  • ISBN: 9781443822558
  • Release Date: 2010-05-11
  • Number of pages: 230
  • Author: Cheleen Mahar
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This collection of interdisciplinary essays examines food as it mediates social relationships and self-presentation in a variety of international films and literature. Authors explore the ways that making, eating and thinking about food reveals culture. In doing so the essays highlight how food and foodways become a type of symbolic capital, which influences the larger concern of cultural identity. Essays are organized into three central themes: Culinary Translations of Identity: From Britain to China; Food as Metaphor in Contemporary German Writing; and Love, Feasting and the Symbolic Power of Food in French Writing. Each essay investigates the uses of food as a way to apprehend cultural meaning. The essays presented provide theoretical templates for the study of food in a wide range of international film and literature,

The Complete Novels

  • Filename: the-complete-novels.
  • ISBN: 1440649367
  • Release Date: 2006-03-28
  • Number of pages: 1088
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Penguin

Now in Penguin Classics Deluxe: a treasure trove of Jane Austen's novels Few novelists have conveyed the subtleties and nuances of their own social milieu with the wit and insight of Jane Austen. Here in one volume are her seven great novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Lady Susan. Through her vivacious and spirited heroines and their circle, Austen vividly portrays English middle-class life as the eighteenth century came to a close and the nineteenth century began. Each of the novels is a love story and a story about marriage—marriage for love, for financial security, for social status. But they are not romances; ironic, comic, and wise, they are masterly evocations of the society Jane Austen observed. This beautiful volume covers the literary career of one of England’s finest prose stylists of any century. • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and luxurious packaging • Features the definitive Penguin Classics texts recommended by the Jane Austen Society • New introduction by bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club Karen Joy Fowler For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • Filename: the-mayor-of-casterbridge.
  • ISBN: OXFORD:590461636
  • Release Date: 1887
  • Number of pages: 335
  • Author: Thomas Hardy
  • Publisher:

Under the influence of alcohol, Michael Henchard, a hay trusser, sells his wife Susan and their daughter for five guineas. Years later Susan returns to Casterbridge to find Michael is mayor. They remarry, but his past does not stay buried.

Jane Austen and Marriage

  • Filename: jane-austen-and-marriage.
  • ISBN: 9781847252180
  • Release Date: 2009-07-08
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Hazel Jones
  • Publisher: A&C Black

With original research, this book offers a new insight into Jane Austen's life and writing.

101 Things You Didn t Know About Jane Austen

  • Filename: 101-things-you-didn-t-know-about-jane-austen.
  • ISBN: 1440517126
  • Release Date: 2007-01-19
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Patrice Hannon
  • Publisher: Adams Media

Discover the long-kept secrets of literature's leading lady You've read Emma. You own Pride and Prejudice. You love Sense and Sensibility. But do you know all there is to know about Jane Austen? Find answers to such questions as: Who was the Irishman who stole her heart? Why was their affair doomed? Which Austen heroine most resembled Jane? Who were the real Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy? Why did Jane never marry? These fascinating secrets and much more are revealed in 101 Things You Didn't Know about Jane Austen. Romantic. Tragic. Mysterious. And you thought Austen's heroines led intriguing lives.

Jane Austen

  • Filename: jane-austen.
  • ISBN: 9781134380350
  • Release Date: 2005-01-28
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Robert P. Irvine
  • Publisher: Routledge

Jane Austen is one of England's most enduringly popular authors, renowned for her subtle observations of the provincial middle classes of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century England. This guide to Austen's much-loved work offers: an accessible introduction to the contexts and many interpretations of Austen's texts, including film adaptations, from publication to the present an introduction to key critical texts and perspectives on Austen's life and work, situated within a broader critical history cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Jane Austen and seeking not only a guide to her works but also a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds them.


  • Filename: distraction.
  • ISBN: 9781421420127
  • Release Date: 2016-08-25
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Natalie M. Phillips
  • Publisher: JHU Press

Early novel reading typically conjures images of rapt readers in quiet rooms, but commentators at the time described reading as a fraught activity, one occurring amidst a distracting cacophony that included sloshing chamber pots and wailing street vendors. Auditory distractions were compounded by literary ones as falling paper costs led to an explosion of print material, forcing prose fiction to compete with a dizzying array of essays, poems, sermons, and histories. In Distraction, Natalie M. Phillips argues that prominent Enlightenment authors—from Jane Austen and William Godwin to Eliza Haywood and Samuel Johnson—were deeply engaged with debates about the wandering mind, even if they were not equally concerned about the problem of distractibility. Phillips explains that some novelists in the 1700s—viewing distraction as a dangerous wandering from singular attention that could lead to sin or even madness—attempted to reform diverted readers. Johnson and Haywood, for example, worried that contemporary readers would only focus long enough to "look into the first pages" of essays and novels; Austen offered wry commentary on the issue through the creation of the daft Lydia Bennet, a character with an attention span so short she could listen only "half-a-minute." Other authors radically redefined distraction as an excellent quality of mind, aligning the multiplicity of divided focus with the spontaneous creation of new thought. Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy, for example, won audiences with its comically distracted narrator and uniquely digressive form. Using cognitive science as a framework to explore the intertwined history of mental states, philosophy, science, and literary forms, Phillips explains how arguments about the diverted mind made their way into the century’s most celebrated literature. She also draws a direct link between the disparate theories of focus articulated in eighteenth-century literature and modern experiments in neuroscience, revealing that contemporary questions surrounding short attention spans are grounded in long conversations over the nature and limits of focus.

The Beautifull Cassandra

  • Filename: the-beautifull-cassandra.
  • ISBN: 0141397071
  • Release Date: 2015-02-25
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

Austen's riotous early stories of drunks, poisoners and prison-breaks, written for her family's entertainment when she was a teenager.

Be it Ever So Humble

  • Filename: be-it-ever-so-humble.
  • ISBN: 9780813933412
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Author: Scott R. MacKenzie
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press

"This is a first-rate book that makes a striking and original argument about British culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." -- Back cover

The Green Bookshop

  • Filename: the-green-bookshop.
  • ISBN: 9781846193309
  • Release Date: 2009-05-31
  • Number of pages: 149
  • Author: John Salinsky
  • Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

I would like to tell you a bit about the sort of bookshop we are. We are fiercely independent and will never be part of any large organization. Our stock is quite small and very carefully chosen. Some might say we are idiosyncratic and even eccentric. To those people I would say: who cares? If you want run of the mill textbooks, carelessly written best sellers and formulaic genre books there are plenty of places to get them. There is only one Green Bookshop. John Salinsky Superbly written, The Green Bookshop is a witty and unconventional collection which includes: The best novels by living writers Books which have something new to say about primary care Books which might help us doctors look after our patients better Almost anything that is really well written Classics, which come up fresh however often you read them Some history, some biography, and some books by Deep Thinkers' Books featuring feisty women. And books about love.

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