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Written by MandyN
(4/19/2006 2:05 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The Abbey, penned by JulieW
The first engraving has such a dreamlike quality.
The second one reminds me of a painted postcard.
Thankyou indeed for these pictures, Julie.
I've read JA visited Netley Abbey which was an inspiration to her work. I'm wondering if JA considered such ruins as gothic or pictuesque. I believe gothic really dervived from literary tradition while picturesque 'from pictures' as the name suggests.
What a contrast to what Catherine found at Northanger Abbey !
An abbey !-yes, it was delightful to really be in an abbey !- but she doubted, as she looked around the room, whether anything within would have given her the consciousness. The furniture was all the profusion and elegance of modern taste. The fire-place
Poor Catherine ! All those renovations and a Rumsford heater.
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