Throughout ‘Northanger Abbey,’ Jane Austen explains why an untempered imagination can be misleading, and why real life is more mysterious than fiction.
Jane Austen finds value in the social conventions of her day throughout the pages of ‘Northanger Abbey,’ because manners do matter.
A woman doesn’t need to be impossibly beautiful or virtuous in order to overcome challenges like a protagonist in a novel.
Reading ‘Northanger Abbey’ is essential to understanding Jane Austen’s use of satire throughout the entire canon of her books.
Virtues like courage and moderation are character traits that reveal themselves when one is faced with great adversity or great pleasure.
Throughout each and every one of her novels, Jane Austen explores the practical outworkings of virtue—making her the mother of ‘the mother of all virtues.’
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