From the editor of the preferred Annotated satisfaction and Prejudice comes an annotated variation of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey that makes her lighthearted satire of the gothic novel a fair extra pleasing learn. this is the full textual content of the radical with greater than 1,200 annotations on dealing with pages, including:
-Explanations of ancient context
-Citations from Austen’s lifestyles, letters, and different writings
-Definitions and clarifications
-Literary reviews and analysis
-Maps of areas within the novel
-An advent, bibliography, and special chronology of events
-225 informative illustrations
Filled with attention-grabbing information about the characters’ garments, furnishings, and carriages, and illuminating heritage details on every thing from the style for all issues medieval to the possibilities for socializing within the renowned hotel city of bathtub, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Northanger Abbey brings Austen’s international into richer concentration.
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