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Northanger Abbey - Chapters 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1 and 2 Summary

Catherine Morland, the protagonist of the novel, is a seventeen-year-old girl belonging to a family with modest income. The Morlands are in nearly all respects a typical family of the era. They live in the rural town of Fullerton, in Hampshire, England. As a youth, Catherine pursued varied interests including piano-playing, cricket, and basic art. Typical of most children, she lacked the persistence necessary to develop advanced skills in any one area. Something of a hoyden, she was cheerful, loved, and even-tempered. As Catherine entered her teenage years her image developed into the gracious good looks of a young woman; simultaneously, she was forced to give up her tomboyish pursuits in preference for reading and other more proper pursuits. As a young woman, Catherine is cheerful, affectionate, and devoid of deceit; however, she is quite uninformed and generally ignorant about societal...

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