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  1. Catherine was delighted by the number of balls and concerts there were to attend in Bath. These events were staged the Upper and Lower Rooms. It was in the Lower Rooms that the Master of Ceremonies, James King, introduced Catherine to the book’s hero, Henry Tilney. James King was the actual Master of Ceremonies at the time of Jane’s visit in 1797.

  2. Catherine is then invited in Bath, where she meets the Tilney family. During a walk, Catherine and her new friends talk about novels. Henry Tilney shows he can enjoy a good gothic novel, or any novel, without ever mistaking it for reality, whereas Catherine shows that she is somewhat confused with this distinction.

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  4. Jul 28, 2019 · Mr. Tilney hints at his feelings towards Catherine! (ZOMG) Mr. Tilney and Catherine are bantering at a ball, as one does. Mr. Tilney asks, “I hope you are not already engaged for the next dance?” Miss Morland appropriately replies, “I am engaged to nothing but your heart, Mr. Tilney…And your face.” Just kidding. She did not say this.

  5. He explains that his father’s bad behavior was due to John Thorpe. In Bath, when John thought Catherine loved him, he told General Tilney that Catherine was from a very wealthy family. Does Henry Tilney love Catherine? Their relationship is notable for its simplicity, Henry coming to love Catherine for her sincerity and innocent affection. Henry, while having an uneasy relationship with his father and brother, expresses great love towards his late mother.

  6. The Tilneys invite Catherine to visit their father’s estate, Northanger Abbey, which, because she has been reading Ann Radcliffe’s gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho, Catherine expects to be dark, ancient and full of fantastical mystery. Northanger Abbey is considered a parody of a gothic novel. Source: Austen, J. (1817).

  7. She shares with Henry Tilney her love of sarcastic humour. The novel follows Catherine as she grows and matures into a better understanding of people's natures after being exposed to the outside world in Bath. James Morland: Catherine's older brother studying at Oxford University makes a surprise visit to Bath to see his sister and parents. He is humble, sweet, and fun-loving like his sister but he is not a very good judge of character, and he is both naïve and innocent when it comes to ...