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  1. Mar 30, 2015 · Henry Tilney: Your imagination may be overactive, but your instinct was true. Our mother did suffer grievously and at the hands of our father. Do you remember I spoke of a kind of vampirism? Catherine Morland: Yes. Henry Tilney: Perhaps it was stupid to express it so, but we did watch him drain the life out of her with his coldness and his cruelty.

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  2. Henry is often amused by Catherine's naïve nature, and playfully guides her to a better understanding, as can be seen during their walk around Beechen Cliff and on the ride to Northanger Abbey. But his behavior, especially when compared to that of the boorish John Thorpe, is always gentle and caring. He adores his sister, Eleanor, and loves ...

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    General Tilney is a character in Northanger Abbey. He is a high-ranking member of the military, and is also the head of the very wealthy Tilney family of Northanger Abbey. His name is likely "Frederick", after the custom of naming the eldest male child after the father.

    Marriage Tilney married a very wealthy heiress, a Miss Drummond, who brought in a dowry of £20,000. He had three children with her, Frederick, Henry, and Eleanor. As a husband, Tilney was a bit neglectful, or at least Catherine Morland believes so when she hears an account from Eleanor. General Tilney never accompanied his wife on her favorite walks around Northanger, and he refused to hang her portrait in his bedroom and actually refused to show it in the house at all due to his ...

    He is very handsome with a commanding aspect. His age makes him past the bloom, but he still has the vigor of life. He is very proud of his heritage, and his estate. He shows the admirable qualities of the estate to his young guest, Catherine, and supplies most of the praise, as Catherine's eye is not practiced enough to see real quality in the furnishings or architecture. He is sometimes very odd, seen in how he paces around the drawing-room with his eyes downcast, clearly lost in thought. Acco...

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  4. Left column, from top: Katharine Schlesinger (Catherine Morland) and Peter Firth (Henry Tilney) in the 1987 version; Bentley Mitchum (Ricky Chambers) and Ashley Judd (Ruby Lee Gissing) in Ruby in Paradise; Felicity Jones (Catherine Morland) and Hugh O’Conor (James Morland) in the 2007 adaptation; Catherine Walker (Eleanor Tilney) and JJ Feild (Henry Tilney) in the 2007 version; Amy Acker ...

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  6. Dec 11, 2021 · After discovering that Catherine Morland was not the great heiress he thought her to be, General Tilney ordered his daughter, Eleanor, to oust Catherine from Northanger Abbey. Heretofore, Jane Austen has depicted Eleanor as a quiet, genteel, and deferential young lady, who had not been given much of a center stage.