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Northanger Abbey Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Catherine Morland - This character was a tomboy as a child.

Henry Tilney - This character is a parson.

General Tilney - This character is a wealthy widower.

Eleanor Tilney - This character has a secret lover.

Isabella Thorpe - This character becomes engaged during the novel, only to reject her fiance for another, wealthier suitor.

John Thorpe - The protagonist finds this loudmouthed character disagreeable.

James Morland - This pitiful character becomes engaged only to be rejected soon after.

Captain Frederick Tilney - This character is considered handsome, yet is...

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