3XNA0517

Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey : Margaret Norwich

"""Oh!  It is only a novel! ...or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language.""  Jane Austen provides these authorial comments in the text of Northanger Abbey, and we will use her own criteria to study her flirtation with the Gothic in this story of innocent Catherine Morley's visit to the shadowy home of Henry Tilney."

Tutor: Margaret Norwich

"Margaret Norwich studied liberal arts at Vassar College, New York and read English at Girton College, Cambridge.  She has worked in publishing, higher education and the voluntary sector. She lectured on English Language & Literature for many years at Bedford College/DeMontfort University, and was Tutor/Organiser for the WEA in Bedfordshire. Her interests include the poetry of Sylvia Plath, the novels of Hilary Mantel, the plays of Tom Stoppard, and the redemptive power of rock music."