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Northanger Abbey Setting & Symbolism

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Fullerton

Fullerton is a lightly urbanized town center of a rural farming area in southwestern England. In nearly all respects it is a normal town full of large families of socially proper middle-class families. Fullerton is the initial setting in the novel and is the traditional home of the Morlands and the Allens.

Bath

Bath is a health spa resort town in southwestern England, popular because of its naturally occurring hot springs. During the period considered by the novel, Bath was a widely known and appreciated resort. The Allens go to Bath for a month of holidays and healthy recuperation. Their invitation to accompany them, extended to Catherine, initiates the basic rising action of the narrative.

The Pump Room

At Bath the naturally occurring hot springs are controlled via a series of pumps—the water is drawn from the ground and then pumped off to various steam...

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