The Influence Of The Female Quixote On Northanger Abbey

In her 1989 introduction to the Oxford University Press edition of The Female Quixote, Doody proposed that, with its bookish heroine who believes women’s lives and loves should play out as they do in epic novels (the character’s sole experience of life is through reading), Lennox’s word influenced Austen when she created Northanger Abbey. I’m … Continue reading The Influence Of The Female Quixote On Northanger Abbey