Northanger Abbey | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 32 pages of analysis & critique of Northanger Abbey.
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SOURCE: "Enclosed in Openness: Northanger Abbey and the Domestic Carceral," in Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Vol. 33, No. 1, Spring, 1991, pp. 1-23.

In the following essay, Morrison undertakes a feminist, post-structural analysis of gender-specific spaces and sensibilities in Northanger Abbey.

Notre avis est . . . que si les aventures rapportées dans cet ouvrage ont un fonds de vérité, elles n'ont pu arriver que dans d'autres lieux ou d'autres temps; et nous blâmons beaucoup'auteur, qui, séduit apparemment par'espoir d'intéresser davantage en se rapprochant plus de son siècle et de son pays, a osé faire paraître sous notre costume et avec nos usages, des moeurs qui nous sont si étrangères.

—Laclos, Les liaisons dangereuses

Wir nennen das unheimlich, Sie nennen's heimlich. quoted by Freud, "Das Unheimliche"

Catherine Morland, the protagonist of Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen's gothic parody, is ultimately disabused of her gothic illusions...

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