It is a truth universally acknowledged that a reader in possession of Austen novels must be in want of a podcast. Hosts Catrina and Elle are lit majors who love reading these books through a modern and historic lens.
Northanger Abbey: Chapters 16 to 19
This week Catrina and Elle finally enter the spooky part of this novel. These first chapters of volume two set the stage for our eventual trip to the titular house. What's more, we get a bit of insight into Isabella and James' relationship.
Catherine starts off this section by spending time with our new favorite hero, Henry Tilney. More importantly, we get to meet Henry's older brother, Captain Tilney. He is handsome, charming, and flirting like crazy with the recently engaged Isabella.
Our innocent and naive heroine doesn't quite understand why her friend is flirting with Captian Tilney. We get it, they are both young, hot, and James clearly doesn't make enough money to keep Isabella happy, so she is going to flirt a bit… right?
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