In this spirited comedy of manners Catherine Morland, a plain, unspoiled small-town girl on holiday in Bath, meets and falls in love with Henry Tilney, a handsome young clergyman. Henry's father, believing Catherine to be wealthy, invites her to be a guest at Northanger Abbey, the family's country estate. Catherine, who had read too many Gothic romances and who is posessed of too vivid an imagination, views the abbey as a house of nightmarish horror - an aspect of the book that gleefully parodies the fantastic Gothic romances by Ann Radcliffe and other popular writers of the period.
|Lexile ® Measure
|Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18