Keywords

Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, Gothic Literature, Romantic Literature

Abstract

In this article, I posit that Austen uses her self-aware, colloquial narrator to satirize Catherine’s grandiose fantasies and quiz (or mock) the reader who would prefer a story where fantasies are indulged and also to instruct the reader about the importance of discernment both in-text and in larger social discourse.

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

2017-12

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

English

University Standing at Time of Publication

Graduate Student

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