Northanger Abbey is the story of Catherine Morland and her holiday to Bath, England during the Regency Period. Pursued by several men and enraptured by the Gothic novels of the time, Catherine begins to develop a new worldview as the finds the truths underlying her society. The narrative is a deconstruction of the archetypal Gothic novel, exchanging supernatural horror for the trials and hypocrisies of Regency England and its social mores.

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