Chapter 8. The Illusionist: Northanger Abbey and Austen's Uses of Enchantment

  1. Claudia L. Johnson Chair and
  2. Clara Tuite Senior Lecturer
  1. Sonia Hofkosh

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch8

A Companion to Jane Austen

A Companion to Jane Austen

How to Cite

Hofkosh, S. (2009) The Illusionist: Northanger Abbey and Austen's Uses of Enchantment, in A Companion to Jane Austen (eds C. L. Johnson and C. Tuite), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch8

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. Tufts University, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149099

Online ISBN: 9781444305968

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Keywords:

  • Northanger Abbey;
  • courtship plot of Northanger Abbey or any of Austen's other novels which realize the marriage fantasies of middle-class girls;
  • “… Her Chief Profit Was In Wonder”;
  • The Illusionist;
  • The lady vanishes;
  • “the miracle” of Jane Austen's authorship in the “astonishing” “Love and Friendship”;
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz reframing Austen's realist priorities as fairytale

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • “… Her Chief Profit Was In Wonder”

  • The Lady Vanishes

  • Further Reading