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Northanger Abbey, A Longman Cultural Edition, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Jane Austen, Marilyn Gaull

Published by Longman

Published Date: Mar 11, 2010

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From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Northanger Abbey, edited by Marilyn Gaull, presents Jane Austin's classic work along with a critical introduction and contextual materials on and from the period.

Handsomely produced and affordably priced, the Longman Cultural Editions series presents classic works in provocative and illuminating contexts–cultural, critical, and literary. Each Cultural Edition consists of the complete text of an important literary work, reliably edited, headed by an inviting introduction, and supplemented by helpful annotations; a table of dates to track its composition, publication, and public reception in relation to biographical, cultural and historical events; and a guide for further inquiry and study.

The following Longman Cultural Editions are available now: Beowulf, Hamlet, Othello, Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, and Hard Times. Titles available for fall include: King Lear, Keats, and The Merchant of Venice. Available for spring 2005: Keats. One Cultural Edition can be packaged FREE with The Longman Anthology of British Literature by Damrosch et al, or at a discount with any other Longman textbook.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.


About Longman Cultural Editions.


About this Edition.

Jane Austen’s Life and Times.


Table of Dates.

Northanger Abbey.




The Romance Plot.

    Cupid and Psyche.


Gothic Romance.


    Horace Walpole   The Castle of Otranto.


    William Beckford    Vathek.


    Matthew Gregory Lewis   The Monk.


    Ann Radcliffe.


        Supernaturalism   (Biographia Literaria).




        Sublime   (Curiosity).


        The Mysteries   of Udolpho.


        The Italian—Schedoni.


Gothic Decline.


Gothic Parody. 


    Beckford, Azemia.


    Eaton Stannard Barrett   The Heroine.


    T.L. Peacock    Nightmare Abbey.


Bath, England.

    “Faery lands forlorn.”

    Tobias Smollett, The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker.


From Gothic Romance to Historical Novel.

    Sir Walter Scott    Waverley.


The Picturesque, Enclosures, and Anti-Picturesque.


    The Picturesque.


        William Gilpin Observations on the River Wye.


        James Plumptre    The Lakers.


        Enclosures and the Anti-Picturesque.


        George Crabbe   The Village.


Reviews of Northanger Abbey.


    British Critic.


    Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.




Suggestions for Further Reading.


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