Seventeen year old heroine of the book, naïve and susceptible. Falls in love with Henry Tilney.
A Clergyman who Catherine meets in Bath when the master of ceremonies introduces them.
Is going to Bath for the season to try to ease his gout.
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.
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.
Catherine made friends with Eleanor at Bath. A cultured and pleasant young woman.
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.
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.
Captain Frederick Tilney flirts with Isabella.
Catherine’s brother. He is in love with Isabella Thorpe to whom he is engaged.
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.