The Annotated Northanger Abbey

From the editor of the preferred Annotated delight and Prejudice comes an annotated variation of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey that makes her lighthearted satire of the gothic novel an excellent extra fulfilling learn. here's the total textual content of the radical with greater than 1,200 annotations on dealing with pages, including:
-Explanations of ancient context
-Citations from Austen’s existence, 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 info on every thing from the trend for all issues medieval to the possibilities for socializing within the renowned lodge city of bathtub, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Northanger Abbey brings Austen’s global into richer concentration.

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II (1809), p. 132] [List of Illustrations] “Oh! yet this may no longer ensue to me, i'm certain. ” “How fearfully will you research the furnishings of your residence! —And what's going to you figure? —Not tables, toilettes,32 wardrobes, or drawers, yet on one part possibly the continues to be of a damaged lute,33 at the different a ponderous chest which no efforts can open,34 and over the fire-place the portrait of a few good-looking warrior, whose good points will so incomprehensibly strike you, that you're going to no longer be capable to withdraw your eyes from it. Dorothy in the meantime, no much less struck via your visual appeal, gazes on you in nice agitation, and drops a couple of unintelligible tricks. to elevate your spirits, furthermore, she delivers cause to consider that the a part of the abbey you inhabit is definitely haunted, and informs you that you're going to now not have a unmarried domestic35 inside name. With this parting cordial36 she curtseys off—you take heed to the sound of her receding footsteps so long as the final echo can succeed in you—and whilst, with fainting spirits, you try and fasten your door, you find, with elevated alarm, that it has no lock. ”37 A chest from the early 17th century. [From Esther Singleton, The furnishings of our Forefathers (New York, 1916), p. ninety six] [List of Illustrations] “Oh! Mr. Tilney, how frightful! —This is rather like a booklet! —But it can't rather occur to me. i'm certain your housekeeper seriously is not Dorothy. —Well, what then? ” “Nothing additional to alarm probably may perhaps ensue the 1st evening. After surmounting your unconquerable horror of the mattress, you are going to retire to leisure, and get a number of hours’ unquiet shut eye. yet at the moment, or at farthest the 3rd evening after your arrival, you'll likely have a violent typhoon. Peals of thunder so loud as to appear to shake the edifice to its starting place will roll around the neighbouring mountains38—and through the frightful gusts of wind which accompany it, you'll likely imagine you determine (for your lamp isn't extinguished) one a part of the putting extra violently agitated than the remainder. not able after all to repress your interest in so beneficial a second for indulging it, you'll immediately come up, and throwing your dressing-gown round you, continue to envision this secret. After a truly brief seek, you'll find a department within the tapestry so artfully built as to defy the minutest inspection, and on commencing it, a door will instantly appear39—which door being merely secured by way of massy bars and a padlock, you'll, after a number of efforts, reach opening,—and, along with your lamp on your hand, will go through it right into a small vaulted room. ” “No, certainly; I might be an excessive amount of worried to do this kind of factor. ” “What! now not whilst Dorothy has given you to appreciate that there's a mystery subterraneous communique among your condominium and the chapel of St. Anthony, scarcely miles off—Could you cut back from so basic an event? No, no, you'll continue into this small vaulted room, and during this into numerous others, with no perceiving any factor very outstanding in both.

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