Northanger Abbey | Study Guide

Jane Austen

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Northanger Abbey | Characters

Character Description
Catherine Morland Catherine Morland, 17 years old, is the self-conscious heroine of the story. Read More
Henry Tilney Henry Tilney is a 20-something, tall, handsome clergyman. Read More
Isabella Thorpe Isabella Thorpe becomes an instant friend to Catherine when they meet in Bath. Read More
John Thorpe John Thorpe is Isabella's brother. Read More
Mr. Allen Mr. Allen is a nice but bland man. He and his wife take Catherine to Bath.
Mrs. Allen With her husband, Mrs. Allen takes Catherine Morland as a companion to Bath.
James Morland James Morland is Catherine's older brother and Isabella's initial love interest.
Mr. Morland Mr. Morland is Catherine's father; he is depicted as a sensible, good man.
Mrs. Morland Mrs. Morland is Catherine's mother; like her husband she is depicted as a sensible, good woman.
Anne Thorpe Anne Thorpe is one of the younger Thorpe sisters.
Maria Thorpe Maria Thorpe is one of the younger Thorpe sisters.
Mrs. Thorpe Mrs. Thorpe is the mother of Isabella, John, Anne, and several other children. She arrives in Bath with her daughters and befriends Mrs. Allen.
Eleanor Tilney Eleanor Tilney is sister to Henry and Frederick Tilney. She is a kind, young woman and true friend to Catherine.
Captain Frederick Tilney Captain Frederick Tilney, an army captain, is Henry's older brother. He is flirtatious and attractive.
General Tilney General Tilney is father to Frederick, Henry, and Eleanor. He is a strict, retired general and widower.
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