Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, Gothic Literature, Romantic Literature
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Godfrey, Jason, "Perceived Preceptor: Narrator's role in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey" (2017). Faculty Publications. 2737.
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