Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey
by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey Allusions & Cultural References

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Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

Geography and Places

  • Upper Assembly Rooms, Bath (2.8, innumerable times after this)
  • Pump-room, Bath (3.1, innumerable times after that)
  • Lower Assembly Rooms, Bath, (3.2, innumerable times after that)
  • Oxford University (4.2, 7.11, 7.19, 9.23-24)
  • Merchant Taylors' Company School in London (4.2)
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent (4.7)
  • The Royal Crescent, Bath (5.1 first reference)
  • Claverton Down, east of Bath (9.3)
  • Bristol (11.18-19)
  • Blaize Castle (11.21-29)
  • Beechen Cliff (14.1)
  • Richmond, London suburb (15.21)
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