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Northanger Abbey - Chapters 29, 30, and 31 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 29, 30, and 31 Summary

On her solitary voyage home Catherine weeps and is in anguish about what she could possibly have done to so anger General Tilney. After considering the matter she is unable to offer any explanation. Upon her arrival at home her parents receive her with pleasant surprise but after the initial moments pass they become troubled and even outraged at General Tilney's untoward behavior in sending Catherine off in such a manner. Mrs. Moreland interprets Catherine's agitation as indignation at being so handled, little dreaming that her seventeen-year-old daughter is mourning an apparently lost love. However, Catherine continues her sullen brooding for two days.

Then, however, Henry arrives at Fullerton. Henry states his visit's purpose is to ascertain Catherine's safety. He then suggests a combined visit to the Allens' home, and Catherine accepts. As they walk, he explains what has happened. In...

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