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Written by Emmeline
(3/30/2003 10:11 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I feel as if JA was parodying her own novels., penned by Clementa
] NA is a parody of the Gothic, but also of the own style of the author. At last it is how I feel it:-) Jane Austen's novels were "classic" in a sort of way: marriages, social conventions, fashion etc etc. NA is aparody of all this. Just look at "S&S", by exemple, and you'll see clearly the NA is JA's parody of her own novels.
NA is also a story of 'a young woman's entrance into the world'[subtitle of Evelina], or her 'entree into life'[NA, chapter 2]. This was the subject of almost all the women's novels of the period, even the Gothic ones, although in a different way.
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