Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Case of Female Identity: An Investigation into the Heroines of Eliza Haywood's Fantomina and Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey Open Access

Baumwell, Amie Rose (2011)

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Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Case of Female Identity: An Investigation into the Heroines
of Eliza Haywood's Fantomina and Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey
By Amie Baumwell
This paper sets out to explore the question of how two female characters of eighteenth-century
female authors "use" fiction and fantasy to negotiate a variety of societal and ideological issues.
Using two primary works, Eliza Fowler Haywood's novella Fantomina; Or, Love in a Maze
(1725) and Jane Austen's novel Northanger Abbey (1817), I will show that, through performance
and imaginative novel reading (respectively), the heroines are able to defy the traditional
feminine roles of their time.

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Chapter 1: Introduction…………………………………………………..1
Chapter 2: Fiction as a Catalyst for Social Mobility in Fantomina.……..8
Chapter 3: Fiction as a Mode of Edification in Northanger Abbey…….36
Chapter 4: Fantomina and Northanger Abbey in Conversation………...64
Works Cited……………………………………………………………..76

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