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Northanger Abbey - Chapters 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9 and 10 Summary

In the morning Catherine wonders how she may become better acquainted with Eleanor but then Isabella, John, and James arrive at the Allens' apartment. They pressure Catherine into taking a carriage ride. James drives Isabella and John drives Catherine. Throughout the ride John maintains a blustering monologue about his own putatively magnificent abilities, vast wealth, and worldly charm. Catherine is bewildered by his self-centeredness and his numerous contradictions. By the time the drive concludes, Catherine finds John not entirely agreeable in character. Catherine is further dismayed to learn that during her unpleasant outing, Mr. Allen has run into the Tilney family and has made the acquaintance of General Tilney, Henry's distinguished father.

A few days later Catherine engages Eleanor in conversation at the Pump Room. She is accompanied by Isabella and John, though the two are hardly aware of her presence...

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