TITLE

Miscellany: Regina Maria Roche's "Horrid" Novel: Echoes of Clermont in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey

AUTHOR(S)
Nowak, Tenille
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal;2007, Issue 29, p184
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
A literary criticism of the novel "Northangher Abbey," by Jane Austen is presented. It notes the interest of the novel's heroine Catherine Morland in Gothic novels. It discusses the reasons for Austen's decision to recommend seven horrid novels including the Gothic novel "Clermont," by Regina Maria Roche to the novel's heroine as reading materials. It says that Austen's styles were strongly affected by this Gothic novel, thus inspiring her as an emerging writer to acknowledge Clermont and its influence by recommending Roche's work to her own heroine.
ACCESSION #
32204011

 

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