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Jane Austen
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Northanger Abbey
Catherine Morland
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Northanger Abbey
Seventeen year old heroine of the book, naïve and susceptible. Falls in love with Henry Tilney.
Henry Tilney
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Northanger Abbey
A Clergyman who Catherine meets in Bath when the master of ceremonies introduces them.
Mr Allen
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Northanger Abbey
Is going to Bath for the season to try to ease his gout.
Mrs Allen
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Northanger Abbey
The person who takes Catherine to Bath with her and chaperone’s her. She is a benign character whose passion is dress. She is Catherine’s Godmother and has no children of her own.
General Tilney
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Northanger Abbey
Owner of Northanger Abbey and father to Henry, Frederick and Eleanor. He fosters Catherine’s friendship with Eleanor after being told by John Thorpe that Catherine is an heiress to a large fortune. On finding out the truth, he unceremoniously turns Catherine out of his house.
Eleanor Tilney
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Northanger Abbey
Catherine made friends with Eleanor at Bath. A cultured and pleasant young woman.
John Thorpe
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Northanger Abbey
Brother of Isabella and friend of James Morland with whom he is studying at Oxford. Boasts that the Morlands are very wealthy and that he is going to marry Catherine.
Isabella Thorpe
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Northanger Abbey
A “friend” who meets Catherine in Bath. She introduces Catherine to the then modern “Gothic” novels. She is engaged to James Morland, but sets her cap at Frederick Tilney as a better catch.
Frederick Tilney
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Northanger Abbey
Captain Frederick Tilney flirts with Isabella.
James Morland
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Northanger Abbey
Catherine’s brother. He is in love with Isabella Thorpe to whom he is engaged.
Mrs Thorpe
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An old friend of Mrs Allen. They meet up again unexpectedly in Bath. Mrs Thorpe boasts about her children and Mrs Allen about her dress. Neither listens to the other very much.






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