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L'abbazia di Northanger
L'abbazia di Northanger | Jane Austen
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AnneCecilie
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This is the 4th time I‘ve read this novel. I don‘t know what to say other than that I enjoy it more each time I read it.

I love the heroes more and hate the villains more too.

Now I have to read some of Austen‘s other work again too, since this can‘t be the only book of hers I‘ve read 4 times.

#PemberLittens
Thanks for hosting again @sprainedbrain As always wonderful

sprainedbrain No, it really can‘t be the only one you‘ve read 4 times! 😂❤️ 4w
RebelReader I‘m having a strong case of FOMO because I‘ve never read this one. 😬 4w
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peanutnine
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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This was my first time reading this one and I really enjoyed it! The characters were larger than life and the story was sarcastic and fun. I listened to the audible full cast production which was very good (love Emma Thompson) but it was a bit abridged. Next time I'll have to read the original to get all the full descriptions and conversations.
#Pemberlittens thanks @sprainedbrain for hosting 😊
#Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious

sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️ 1mo
Librariana I love an ensemble cast audiobook! Glad you got to enjoy this one that way despite it feeling a little abridged 😊💜 1mo
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DebinHawaii
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Read with the #PemberLittens #chapteraday for October, it is maybe my 6th or 7th reread & remains my #3 behind P&P, then Persuasion. I love the humor & romance & Austen‘s most likable/swoonable clergyman, Henry Tilney 💜 Good gothic October fun & a bit surprisingly, it netted me 193 #Scarathlon2022 #ScarathlonWordSearch words for an extra 1930 points for #TeamMonsterMash (132 goods!) 👻
Read for part or all of the below readathons & bingos 😘

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AllDebooks
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Really enjoyed reading this alongside #Pemberlittens A firm favourite of mine, mainly due to the relentless teasing in the rise of gothic fiction. Great characters, irritating villans and minute detailing of the historical period.

willaful I'm bummed I missed this buddy read. I guess I got too busy and didn't notice. :-( 1mo
AllDebooks That's a shame, sure it will come around again in #Pemberlittens x 1mo
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Librarybelle
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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I think this was my third reread of Austen‘s satirical nod to the gothic novel. It‘s fun, with some pretty unlikeable characters, and an unsuspecting heroine who finds happiness in the end. Thanks to #PemberLittens for a month of reading!

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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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I believe this is my fourth reading of Northanger, and it‘s still tied (with P&P) for my second favorite Austen. So witty and funny, gently poking fun at gothic novels of her time, filled with characters you can‘t help but love (Catherine, Henry, Eleanor, the Allens) and characters you really can‘t stand (the Thorpes, the other Tilneys). As is always the case with Austen, her characters seem timeless and real.

And, just so romantic.😍

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ann_Reads Such a pretty cover! That is the one downside of reading an ebook version. 1mo
lauraisntwilder Which one is your favorite? 1mo
sprainedbrain @lauraisntwilder Persuasion! ❤️ 1mo
lauraisntwilder @sprainedbrain Me too, but I haven't read them all...yet. 😊 1mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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#Pemberlittens

Ch 31: Henry & Catherine have to endure a tense, slightly lengthy engagement because the General is a big jerk, but soon Eleanor secures marriage to a wealthy, titled man (whom she also loves—bonus!) & convinces the General to relent. As it‘s also learned that the Morlands aren‘t totally destitute, he gives his consent, & our darling couple are married within a year of first meeting.

I‘m going with ‘reward filial disobedience.‘😉

IndoorDame Thank you for hosting and organizing!!! Such a fun month 1mo
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sprainedbrain @IndoorDame of course! I so love our readalongs. ❤️ 1mo
IndoorDame @sprainedbrain me too ❤️ 1mo
BarkingMadRead Yesssss 😍😍 1mo
AllDebooks Great fun, thank you x 1mo
julieclair Such a satisfying ending. 💖 Great job hosting! Thank you! 1mo
SarahBookInterrupted I‘m with you @sprainedbrain parental tyranny is not the lesson. 🤣 I love Jane‘s wit. (edited) 1mo
Ann_Reads Yay! A happy ending! The two most likeable characters in the story get their long awaited reward. Romantic bliss! Thank you @sprainedbrain for hosting. Loved all the movie memes. 1mo
Deblovestoread Every time I read it I like it even more than before. As usual for me, once I get to the banishment chapter I have to keep reading for the HAE. Loved all your comments, Jenni. 1mo
Bookwormjillk Thank you for hosting! I‘ve really come to love this one through our #Pemberlittens readings. 1mo
Ruthiella Thanks for hosting the read-along! It‘s been so much fun and definitely brought me a deeper appreciation of the novel! 😃 1mo
jhod Thanks so much, my first time reading and I loved it! 1mo
thegreensofa A fun first Jane Austen read, I looked forward to your daily posts as much as each book chapter and couldn‘t read fast enough! Thank you for such an enjoyable and brilliant buddyread. 👏💖 1mo
sprainedbrain @thegreensofa I‘m glad you enjoyed your first one! ❤️ 1mo
sprainedbrain @jhod so glad you enjoyed it!! ❤️ 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly 🥰🥰🥰 I love the bit where Jane is like “you can tell there are no more real problems because not very much of the book is left.” 😂 1mo
sprainedbrain @Clare-Dragonfly She was so snarky! 1mo
inthegreensandblues I enjoy this book more each time I read it.❤️ Thank you for your daily recaps! 1mo
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lauraisntwilder
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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This was my first time reading Northanger Abbey and I loved it. So funny with great, annoying villains and a perfect hero and heroine. Huge thanks to @sprainedbrain for leading the #pemberlittens read through!

sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! It‘s one of my favorites. ❤️ 1mo
lauraisntwilder @sprainedbrain I can see why! 1mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Henry Tilney has regained his place as my favorite Austen hero 😍

…until I reread Emma, probably! 😂

#PemberLittens

sprainedbrain Fair enough. 😂 1mo
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IndoorDame
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Finished our #Pemberlittens read this morning. Northanger is one of my favorite Austens! I‘ll always love Catherine‘s guilelessness, and the villains are deliciously fun to hate! I also love it when #chapteraday reads work out to exactly the length of the month :) #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #Spookoween2022 @TheSpineView #31by31 @Catsandbooks #PointsAThon @dieareader @GHABI4ROSES #20in4 @Andrew65

TheSpineView Excellent 1mo
Ann_Reads Well said. 🙂 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼✨🧡 1mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 30: Catherine has been home for two days and has been fairly useless in her melancholy. Her mom has just about had enough, but when she leaves to grab a self-help book for her, she returns to find Henry Tilney has arrived.😍 Henry is full of apologies and gets Catherine alone to profess his love and propose. Turns out freaking Thorpe made the General think Catherine was rich, and when he found out she isn‘t, he was mad. 🤷🏻‍♀️

sprainedbrain **Also! I love Jane‘s humor in this chapter, but this part of the movie is totally swoonworthy.😍** 1mo
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Ruthiella Yes, the movie is much more romantic. 1mo
BarkingMadRead Henry to the rescue! I really need to watch the movie! 1mo
Ruthiella @BarkingMadRun It‘s available on Hoopla if your library has that. I really enjoyed it. It‘s really well cast, even though the book gets truncated somewhat. 1mo
SarahBookInterrupted Yes, the movie ending is pretty good with Mr.Tilley. They casted really well in the movie. 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Henry ‼️ 😍 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I haven‘t seen the movie but this meme is perfection! 😂 1mo
sprainedbrain @BarkingMadRun @Clare-Dragonfly This movie is so fun! Not 100% true to the book but I personally love the embellishments and the cast is perfection! ❤️ 1mo
Bookwormjillk I need to see this movie. 1mo
julieclair Thorpe! He ruins everything. And I think General Tilney's reaction was way over the top. To essentially throw her out of the house was so uncalled for. 1mo
julieclair I have to watch this movie! Thanks for the tip about Hoopla, @Ruthiella . 👍😃 1mo
LitStephanie Not even not rich. Just less rich than he thought! 1mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 29: Poor Catherine has no time to be scared on her long, solitary journey after being put out of Northanger—she‘s too busy being sad at losing Eleanor and Henry. She arrives home to a family happy to have her (and glad she can shift for herself). Everyone is appalled with the General‘s behavior, including Mr. Allen. Mrs. Allen of course feels the same and has thoughts on Bath and her clothes, naturally. Catherine misses Henry!

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Daisey
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Just like the last time, I got close to the end and finished the last few chapters. My thoughts during this #reread pretty well matched my previous read. Having read some of the books mentioned and better appreciating the humor than when I first read it several years ago, this book just gets better. Additionally, this version read by Rachel Atkins was great.

Previous review: https://litsy.com/p/MHdyTm9PMHpk

#PemberLittens #audiobook

Daisey This is also my #BookSpin book 9 for October. 1mo
Ruthiella I am also really getting the humor this time around! 😂 1mo
Daisey @Ruthiella There are some truly funny bits in this story. 1mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 28: The General leaves for a while, and everything is bliss at Northanger. Catherine begins to think she may be overstaying, but Eleanor wants her to stay a lot longer. Henry has to go do his job again, but the girls are having a great time on their own… until the General arrives home in the middle of the night and informs Eleanor that Catherine is to be unceremoniously sent home first thing the next day for no good reason. Wtf!

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lauraisntwilder
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen

"His departure gave Catherine the first experimental conviction that a loss may be sometimes a gain." ?? #pemberlittens

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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 27: After completely ignoring Catherine‘s letters while threw herself at Captain Tilney, Isabella has deigned to write! Only, it‘s clear from her letter she was left by the lesser Tilney and now just needs Catherine to get her back with James. Such a valid, contradictory letter, even Catherine can see through it to Isabella‘s true character, and she‘s decided she‘s quite done with Isabella. Henry approves. 🎉

BarkingMadRead Omg that letter was insane! As if Catherine would help that witch get James back! Serves Isabella right! 1mo
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Ann_Reads Good for Catherine! So glad she finally saw Isabella for the manipulative witch that she is. James is also lucky to be rid of Isabella. That would have been a horrible match. 1mo
Bookwormjillk Isabella is the worst. I‘m glad Catherine saw through it. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I‘m so glad Catherine finally figured out how people can say one thing but mean another! 1mo
LitStephanie @BarkingMadRun right? As if she thought her love and protectiveness of her brother would be overcome by affection for a new friend of a few months. 1mo
LitStephanie I do have a LITTLE sympathy for Isabella, though. She is idle but not rich, and like the sisters in Sense and Sensibility, she will have to live very simply if she can't find a well-off husband. She doesn't have any real talents or strength of character so desperately used all she has--beauty, wit, and coquettish charm--to play for a good marriage. She lost her gamble, and now she is tainted and less desirable than before. 1mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen

General Tilney: We‘ll show up when we feel like it—no need to fix a specific time.
Also General Tilney: *fixes a precise date and time*

General Tilney: No special dinner, we don‘t care.
Henry: My father will expect such a special dinner that I need to give my housekeeper five days to prepare.
Catherine: But how can someone say one thing and mean another???

#PemberLittens

BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣 accurate 1mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 26: A few days have passed and no news on Frederick/Isabella is good news. The general tells Henry that they all will casually visit him sometime when he‘s next home at Woodston, then pinpoints their arrival to the quarter hour. 😂 The visit happens, and Woodston is the best town ever, the parsonage is the best house ever, Henry has lots of dogs and everything is charming. 😍 Catherine is finally catching on to marriage hints!

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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 25: Catherine‘s mortified at her behavior & convinced that Henry must despise her now, but he is even more kind and attentive than before. Free of her delusions, she‘s wondering why she hasn‘t heard from Isabella when a letter arrives from James, who is heartbroken that Isabella hoodwinked him & implies Isabella will be marrying Capt Tilney. Henry is sure that‘s not happening, but sweetly talks Catherine through her feelings.❤️

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Ann_Reads
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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I enjoyed reading this with the #Pemberlittens, although I did finish early with an audio version. For the remaining days of the buddy read, I'm going to backtrack and read the chapters in my annotated ebook. Thank you @sprainedbrain for hosting and posting all those fun memes!

Also counting Northanger Abbey for the #31x31 readathon, since is has 31 chapters. Thank you @CatsandBooks for hosting.

#scarathlon #teamslaughter 8 hours x 10=80 pts

sprainedbrain It is so hard for me to stick to chapter a day! Glad you enjoyed this one. ❤️ 1mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼 perfect!! ❤️ (edited) 1mo
Ann_Reads Using the correct tag might help. #31by31 🙂🙃 1mo
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BarkingMadRead
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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TheBookHippie Pretty copy!! 1mo
5feet.of.fury Beautiful cover 😍 1mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 24: Catherine and Eleanor almost make it to Mrs. Tilney‘s rooms before the General interrupts them. Catherine has the (bad) idea to just go snoop herself, and is caught by Henry, back from his real job early… it doesn‘t take Henry long to figure out where Catherine‘s romantic mind has gone, and he quickly (and politely) sets the record straight: he was there when his mom died rather undramatically. Catherine is so embarrassed!😳

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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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#PemberLittens

Ch 23: Catherine finally gets her tour of the abbey, but the General won‘t let Miss Tilney show her the rooms where the late Mrs. Tilney loved and died. Also, the General paces at night and stays up too late, so clearly something nefarious is going on. Catherine intends to stay up and watch for suspicious activities, but is asleep before midnight. All of this novel mystery business take a lot out of a girl! 😂

Bookwormjillk Catherine is my favorite Austen heroine. She‘s just so fun. 1mo
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Clare-Dragonfly I want to know what all those offices are used for! 1mo
BarkingMadRead Her imagination is incredible 🤣 1mo
Ann_Reads This chapter worried me, as I thought maybe Catherine's snooping went a wee bit too far. Kinda like the modern day equivalent of going through your host's medicine cabinet, dresser drawers and kitchen cabinets. 1mo
Teresereading I think JA is being very cheeky here. Catherine as a very early Trixie Belden ! 1mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 22: After surviving the night, Catherine is embarrassed to see her hidden manuscript was just a bunch of old receipts. Not embarrassed enough, however, to stop her immediately jumping to more conclusions about the General! He walks early (very suspicious), wants to show her around his house, and clearly was a cruel husband because he doesn‘t take his dead wife‘s fave walk or have her portrait.

Lots of hints about marriage, ⬇️

sprainedbrain but our girl is, as per usual, completely oblivious. 😂 Henry has left for a few days to go do his job, which the General wants everyone to know isn‘t necessary for his rich son, but it‘s good to keep busy. 1mo
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Bookwormjillk 😂🤣😂🤣 1mo
BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
LitStephanie To be fair, the General is weird and a domineering jerk. But Catherine's mind is so full of Gothic horrors she immediately jumps to wife murderer! 😆 1mo
LitStephanie I am not sure if Austen is poking fun at the Gothic horror genre or poking fun at sheltered, silly, rural girls of the idle class (which Jane was a member of but did eventually earn some money from writing). Maybe both. 1mo
sprainedbrain @LitStephanie I think definitely both! 1mo
batsy This meme 😂 1mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 21: Catherine‘s room, while not horrid, does have a mysterious chest that she must explore at risk of being late to dinner. The general is a jerk who makes everyone uncomfortable, but all have a good time when he‘s gone. By bedtime, it‘s storming and proper spooky: Catherine discovers a cabinet she must investigate, finds a paper she doesn‘t get to read before her candle blows out, and spends the night freaking out in the dark.

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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 20: After a huge, tense breakfast with the whole Tilney brood, Catherine sets off with them for Northanger. After first thinking the coach and four the best transportation ever, her mind is changed when she gets to ride the second leg in Henry‘s curricle. He‘s (naturally) superior to Thorpe and entertains her the whole way with a horrid story of her stay at the mysterious abbey, which turns out more modern that Catherine hoped.

sprainedbrain And we‘re getting more glimpses at how the General is maybe not such a fun time… 😬 1mo
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Ruthiella I think Catherine just needs to learn to trust her own instincts more and think them to their conclusion. Her discomfort around the General is telling her something! 1mo
inthegreensandblues Henry is so entertaining! 😍 1mo
mollyrotondo I just love the story Henry tells Catherine on their ride to the abbey. He‘s just the perfect catch! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I wish Henry had figured out how to finish his story! 😂 I love Catherine‘s reactions. 1mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 19: Catherine continues to notice that Isabella is flirting openly with Captain Tilney, & now James is there to see it & be jealous. Catherine talks to Henry, hoping Henry can tell Frederick that Isabella is engaged, but Henry is sure his brother knows, & gently tries to point out that it‘s not Frederick being hurtful to James… seeing that Catherine isn‘t getting it, he assures her that Fred will leave soon & all will be ok.

BarkingMadRead Poor Henry! Caught in the middle! 1mo
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mollyrotondo Henry is like it‘s not all one sided Catherine. He‘s too nice to spell it all out to her lol 1mo
LitStephanie Poor James! So besotted and naive. 1mo
SarahBookInterrupted Henry does try to nicely point out to Catherine that Isabella is the one in the wrong, but poor trusting Catherine can‘t see it. And definitely poor James. Came back anticipating blissful times with his fiancé and instead finds a women who no longer loves him because he is poor and who is openly flirting with a rich bachelor. Shame on Isabella. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Sometimes I feel like Henry could be a lot more explicit with Catherine. But it‘s also sweet that he doesn‘t want to destroy her innocence! 1mo
julieclair Poor James. He and Catherine are in over their heads with this worldly Bath set. 1mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 18: Catherine realizes days have passed without her spending time with Isabella, but then gets to spend a lovely (😖) time with her at the pump room; Isabella informs Catherine John basically thinks they are engaged, then is bitchy when Catherine disabuses her of the notion. Isabella makes snide comments about Morlands and money, name drops Captain Tilney a lot, and then flirts shamelessly with him in front of all and sundry. Yikes.

BarkingMadRead Insane! Isabella is a piece of work! 1mo
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Christyco125 Run James run. That girl is flighty. 1mo
mollyrotondo I didn‘t notice the first time I read it that she talks about Captain Tilney a lot in front of Catherine. She‘s a trip 1mo
DebinHawaii Yes, sometimes I am not sure which Thorpe sibling I like least! 🤬 (Not counting the younger one with the “thick ankles” (Anne?) 🤣🤣🤣) (edited) 1mo
SarahBookInterrupted Isabella is horrible, but at least Catherine is seeing the real her. She clearly wasn‘t a genuine person and finally she is revealing herself to Catherine. Poor James. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Isabella is sooooo fake. 🙄 Luckily I think Catherine is finally starting to figure that out. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly @mollyrotondo Oh, she does, doesn‘t she? She has mentionitis! 1mo
julieclair @Clare-Dragonfly Mentionitis! 😂😂😂 1mo
julieclair That meme! 😂 Frankly, I don't think I want any more Isabella insights. I have seen quite enough, thank you. 😂 1mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 17: Catherine is elated when the Allens plan to stay in Bath (near Tilneys) another 3 weeks! But then distressed to learn the Tilneys are soon to leave. But then beyond excited to be invited to visit the home of the Tilneys! And unbelievably elated to learn the Tilneys live in a proper old abbey, just the sort of place her dramatic heart longs for. Her passion for ancient edifices is next in degree to her passion for Henry.😍

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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 16: Catherine‘s dinner with the Tilneys isn‘t great. She doesn‘t want to admit it‘s because of the General, & Isabella is quick to throw Henry & Miss Tilney under the bus. At the ball, eldest son Captain Tilney (who hates dancing) & Isabella (who is determined not to dance without James) have a fabulous time dancing together. 🙄 Word arrives that James will not have a fortune; Mrs. Thorpe & Isabella are definitely not happy.

BarkingMadRead That girl is so shady 2mo
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AllDebooks She's a fake .... baby, singing Alexander O'Neal in the shower this morning 2mo
thegreensofa @sprainedbrain This chapter only managed to confuse me, lol. But your comments sorted it out for me. Thank you! 😁😵‍💫 2mo
sprainedbrain @thegreensofa haha glad I could help! 1mo
Ann_Reads The Thorpes (Isabella and John) are manipulators. It's too bad Catherine and her brother James got caught up with the likes of them. I think Catherine has figured out Isabella might be hiding something but she hasn't figured out what yet. 1mo
mollyrotondo Isabella was so over James once she finally realized there‘s no money. And Captain Tilney is so ready to steal another man‘s girl just for the fun of it. Isabella is so frustrating! 1mo
julieclair I am so over Isabella. I agree, @Ann_Reads, it‘s a shame that Catherine and James were thrown into company with them. 1mo
Ann_Reads @julieclair I suppose the story would be sappy and maybe boring, if there weren't a few annoying characters in the mix. 😬 Still, boo to the Thorpes. 1mo
julieclair @Ann_Reads True! What's a great book without a few annoying characters to spice it up, lol. 😘 1mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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#Ch 15: Catherine is SHOCKED to discover that Isabella (who is now speaking to her again) loves James. She is then AMAZED to learn that Isabella & James are engaged. Everyone is all happiness. Isabella seems to think the Morlands are loaded, but Catherine isn‘t picking up on that. Thorpe is leaving (after refusing to drive one sister due to thick ankles) & dropping serious hints about marrying Catherine that she‘s also missing.😂

Bookwormjillk Oh Catherine. 2mo
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SarahBookInterrupted The Thorpe and Catherine discussion is painful because she isn‘t following. He is clearly suggesting hey should also be engaged. Just horrible. 2mo
sprainedbrain @SarahBookInterrupted painful is definitely the right word for it! 2mo
SarahBookInterrupted @sprainedbrain How on earth could he even imagine she would want to marry him? He is one of the best “bad” characters in the books. Although nobody beats Mr.Collins. 2mo
BarkingMadRead I swear, there have been at least three times where on of the Thorpes has hinted that they think she and James are rich! Boy, will they be shocked when they figure this out! 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly @SarahBookInterrupted And he is completely refusing to pick up on what she‘s saying, too! “I would like to see you because I like any and all humans to interact with” is hardly a declaration of interest 😂 2mo
Christyco125 Catherine and Thorpe‘s conversation is so awkward and painful. It all@just goes over her head. 2mo
Chili Run Catherine Run!! 2mo
mollyrotondo You really didn‘t know Isabella was after your brother, Catherine? I mean what do you think she‘s been doing riding in open carriages with him all the time?! 😂 1mo
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DivineDiana
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Posting my copy of the current #pemberlittens read.
It is my first time reading it. Finished first two chapters. And do find the humor entertaining!

sprainedbrain ❤️ 2mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Classic Henry Tilney! Both sarcastic and true, and—though he doesn‘t know it—a very well-placed burn. #PemberLittens

julieclair I loved this quote! 2mo
Bibliophile13 Nailed it! 1mo
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Andrea313
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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I hate John Thorpe with a burning rage all the time, no matter what, but chapter 13 really drives it home. Completely disregarding Catherine's wishes, going behind her back and making her look hella rude to a friend? UM, NO. Scottish Twitter insults are really the only words I can find to encapsulate my true feelings for John "Human Trashcan" Thorpe. #PemberLittens

For anyone who missed the original:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tLrk7mUdla0

batsy "Weapons-grade plum" is too good! 2mo
Andrea313 @batsy Agreed! 2mo
sprainedbrain 🤣 2mo
Ruthiella Yes! He really is an a**hat! 🤬 2mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 14: Catherine finally gets her walk with the Tilneys, which turns out to be everything she had hoped if too short. Henry is sarcastic & flirty, picks on the ladies with his pretended opinions on women, loves novels even more than Catherine, & even helps Catherine appreciate drawing. Miss Tilney invites Catherine to dinner in a couple of days, & Catherine learns that Isabella got her way—the carriage ride went without her. 🎉

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IndoorDame
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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JenniferEgnor Is this a view from where you live? 2mo
IndoorDame @JenniferEgnor it is. The windows by my bed look out on a small tar roof 2mo
JenniferEgnor @IndoorDame nice. It looks cozy. At first, I thought it was a waterway of some sort. 2mo
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Lcsmcat @JenniferEgnor I had the same thought. I thought it was a canal with locks. 😂 2mo
IndoorDame @Lcsmcat @JenniferEgnor ooh, I wish I had a view of water!! 2mo
CarolynM And I thought it was flooding - topical here in Melbourne at the moment! 2mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 13: Sunday at the pump room, and Catherine happily secures plans for the Walk With Tilneys for the next day, only to find the trifecta of asshats have decided she must go on a carriage ride. Catherine refuses, they demand, Isabella cries, and Thorpe actually goes to the Tilneys to tell them she isn‘t going. Cathy, having none of it, runs to and bursts in on the Tilneys to set the record straight. General Tilney asks her ⬇️

sprainedbrain to stay for the day and dinner, but she can‘t as she hasn‘t told the Allens. At home, Mr. Allen points out how improper the carriage rides are, Catherine is mortified, and Mrs. Allen continues to be of absolutely no help while talking about dresses. Happy day! Catherine now has an ironclad excuse not to do stuff with Thorpe. 😂 2mo
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peanutnine Okay yes these Thorpes are truly 🤬🤬🤬 2mo
BarkingMadRead I cannot believe that he tried to cancel her date like that, and I‘ve read this before lol 2mo
sprainedbrain @BarkingMadRun it‘s just never stops being astounding. 😂 2mo
sprainedbrain @peanutnine the worst!! 2mo
thegreensofa I would have set it right too. Go Catherine! (And hats off to Mr Allen, 🥳) 2mo
DebinHawaii Yes, no matter how often I read it, my perpetual urge to throat punch Thorpe always escalates to a throat punch + a knee to the groin in this chapter! 🤬🤬🤬 (edited) 2mo
sprainedbrain @DebinHawaii 😂😂😂 2mo
Chili I truly despise Thorpe!! He needs to be bitched slapped into the middle of next week, after the throat punch & knee to the groin. 🤬 2mo
lauraisntwilder I don't think my jaw has ever literally dropped while reading like it did today. Thorpe. Is. The. Worst. 2mo
SarahBookInterrupted I completely forgot how bad Thorpe is. Good for Catherine. I also forgot how reasonable Mr.Allen is. Thank Goodness for him. 2mo
AnneCecilie The more times I read this novel, the more shocked I get when we get to this part. To go and rearrange someone else‘s plans, is just…. I have no words 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly Thorpe is the worrrrrrrssssssst 2mo
mollyrotondo I totally forgot about this next level goading that goes on with these three. They are sooooo annoying. And then to go and change her plans in order to suit your plans is just extreme interference. I hate those siblings! And even James is a real disappointment 2mo
julieclair @lauraisntwilder I had the same reaction! Jaw dropped. And I may actually have emitted a slight gasp! 2mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 12: Catherine is determined to see Miss Tilney to explain standing them up, but is mortified when Miss Tilney won‘t see her, even in a white dress! Recovered enough, she goes to the theater, where Mr. Tilney seeks her out & quickly gets over his anger when Catherine basically declares her undying love/preference for him over all other men. Thorpe is talking to General Tilney, & they agree Catherine is fine. Not weird at all.😳

sprainedbrain Best line of the chapter goes to the ever helpful Mrs. Allen: My dear, you tumble my gown. 😂 2mo
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Bookwormjillk 🤣 2mo
inthegreensandblues Mrs Allen is a hoot 😂 2mo
Chili General Tilney finding Catherine fine isn‘t creepy at all. 2mo
LitStephanie I love the things Mrs. Allen chooses to focus on. Catherine is maybe my favorite Austen heroine because she simply can't be coy and just straight up chases the man she wants. 2mo
mollyrotondo This chapter had a lot. Catherine exposing all of her feelings for Tilney and stating she could care less about Thorpe lol Tilney eating it up lol The General talking about a young woman‘s attractiveness with another cad, Thorpe 🤢 Mrs Allen paying zero attention to Catherine‘s troubles 😂 2mo
julieclair Catherine‘s naïveté and lack of guile must seem like a breath of fresh air among all these pompous Bath people. General Tilney is right to call her the Finest Girl in Bath (even if it is a bit creepy.) 2mo
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Catherine is sure a little rain won't stop her from seeing the Tilneys today, but then nobody's favorite blowhard John Thorpe arrives with Isabella and James, swearing up and down that he saw Henry driving out of town. He convinces Catherine to come out to Clifton with the gang and she grudgingly agrees. Though once they've hit the road, who is that glaring from the sidewalk? Eleanor Tilney with Henry beside her! DAMN YOU, THORPE!

MoonWitch94 😂😂😂 I love this meme 2mo
Andrea313 @MoonWitch94 Umbrella Academy is everything. 😂 2mo
MoonWitch94 @Andrea313 I just recently got into it. My sister loves it & got me hooked! 2mo
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 11 begins with a lot of speculation on the weather (Mrs. Allen remains useless) as Catherine is anxious for rain to stop so she can walk with the Tilneys. The Thorpes/James arrive first, insist that Catherine come on a ride (to see a castle!), & Thorpe claims to have seen Tilney leaving town in a trap 🙁. Catherine goes, only to see the Tilneys walking to her, but Thorpe refuses to stop. No Tilneys, no castle, everything sucks.

IndoorDame This chapter always makes me so mad! 2mo
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sprainedbrain @IndoorDame me too! 🤬 2mo
AllDebooks The Thorpes are such empty headed, manipulative twerps!!! Excuse my language but they're really getting on my tits now 2mo
sprainedbrain @AllDebooks 😂 This is a brilliant assessment! 2mo
BarkingMadRead Ugh I hated the manipulation in this chapter! Horrible humans! 2mo
lauraisntwilder Wow, do I hate John Thorpe. 2mo
Bookwormjillk Poor Catherine. 2mo
SarahBookInterrupted John Thorpe is the worst! 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly Thorpe is SUCH a jerk! And we begin to see a hint of the real reason the Thorpes are so attached to the Morlands… (edited) 2mo
Chili Thorpe is like something nasty you can‘t scrape off the bottom of your shoe. 2mo
mollyrotondo @Chili yes!!! This chapter is so irritating! This is only the first time they goad Catherine into ditching the Tilneys. 🙄 they are so self centered 2mo
julieclair @Clare-Dragonfly Yes! The real reason. So shallow. 2mo
Teresereading Poor Catherine, Mr Thorpe is so annoying 2mo
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AllDebooks
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JA at her most vicious wittiness, scathing commentary on society, the rise of gothic novels and the dreariness of women's lives. Outstanding

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Andrea313
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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More Tilney wit today as he and Catherine dance and talk of Bath. Catherine becomes every undergrad who has ever studied abroad, like, "Bath is SO great, I know I'm only staying 6 weeks but I could seriously live here, when I get home I'm only gonna talk about Bath!" Luckily Henry finds her naïveté refreshing and not exasperating. Bonus: Cath arranges a walk for the next day with Miss Tilney and Henry; a win for literal-minded girls everywhere!

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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 10: Catherine struggles through more socializing with the Thorpes but is finally rewarded by getting to talk with Miss Tilney at the pump room, followed by Mr. Tilney (in all his sarcastic glory) swooping in at the ball to save Catherine having to dance with Thorpe. They have a lovely dance and conversation, and Catherine makes plans to go for a country walk with the Tilneys the next morning. What could possibly go wrong?

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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 9: After the annoying ball, Catherine goes home to eat and sleep it off. Her firm plan to spend time with Miss Tilney is thwarted by the unplanned arrival of the Thorpes and her brother, and she gets to listen to Thorpe talk on a ride for hours, followed by Isabella talking a lot about how she hates that she can‘t hang with her, followed by Mrs. Allen recounting her afternoon with/complete lack of information about the Tilneys.

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Oh, I feel you, Catherine. 😆 #PemberLittens

sprainedbrain 😂 2mo
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Oxford! There is no drinking at Oxford now, I assure you. Nobody drinks there. You would hardly meet with a man who goes beyond his four pints at the utmost. No, for instance, it was reckoned a remarkable thing at the last party in my rooms, that upon an average we cleared about five pints head.

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VioletMoonBooks
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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This was a fun read. It is definitely one of my favorite Jane Austen novels. I would definitely recommend reading it to anyone who wanted to get into Jane Austen novels. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Sparklemn Love the cover! 2mo
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 8: Another dance at the upper rooms, & Catherine is regretting promising first dance to Mr. Thorpe, who is busy elsewhere & leaves her waiting while Isabella resists dancing with Morland to stay with Catherine for a few seconds. But HOORAY! Mr. Tilney appears with his lovely sister! And asks our girl to dance! But ALAS, she can‘t because Thorpe. Catherine is impressed with Miss Tilney, but otherwise disappointed with her night.

sprainedbrain I have absolutely chosen a team, and not just because I know this story. Jane‘s oh-so-subtle comparison of Isabella to Miss Tilney is hilarious to me. 😂 2mo
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BarkingMadRead She should have danced with Tilney! Forget about Thorpe! 2mo
sprainedbrain @BarkingMadRun she would never do something that just isn‘t done (unlike Isabella lol). 😝 2mo
AllDebooks Honestly, Isabella is really winding me up and as for her brother. What a conceited, boorish asshat! Gives me Piers Morgan vibes 🙄 2mo
sprainedbrain @AllDebooks omg that‘s a great comparison! 2mo
thegreensofa So much restraint! She should have danced with Mr Tilney! 💃🏼🕺🏼 2mo
julieclair @sprainedbrain Agreed! Jane‘s characterization of Isabella was spot on and ageless. It cracked me up! And reminded me why I love Jane Austen. 2mo
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nanuska_153
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Mr Thorpe leaves Catherine without her promised first dance. Isabella after swearing she wouldn't leave her,quickly deserts her to dance with Mr Morland. Catherine doesn't mind cause TILNEY IS HERE, but Mr Thorpe is back just in time to prevent them dancing together. When Catherine returns hoping for a chance to dance with Tilney, he is gone.Mrs Allen comments how lovely he is and Mrs Thorpe thinks they are talking about her son *awkward silence*

Ruthiella Jane Austen does YA before it was invented! 😂 2mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2mo
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 7: While in hot pursuit of the men Isabella isn‘t the least bit interested in, she & Catherine are nearly run over on Cheap Street by their brothers. Mr. Thorpe is a vain, obnoxious braggart who immediately sets his sights on Catherine, & Mr. Morland is only slightly less naive than his sister & clearly thinks Isabella hung the moon. I‘m still a bit fuzzy on how many miles & at what speed Thorpe‘s poor horse traveled, though.🙄

Chili Ugh Mr. Thorpe. Run Catherine run. 2mo
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Chili I think the horse would be a better companion than Mr. Thorpe. 2mo
BarkingMadRead Mr Thorpe drives me nuts, he‘s so self absorbed! 2mo
julieclair Mr. Thorpe‘s horse traveled a million miles, at the speed of light. Without even breaking a sweat. 😂 2mo
DebinHawaii No sooner do we meet Mr. Thorpe and I immediately want to throat punch Mr. Thorpe so he will JUST SHUT UP! It happens with every reread… 🤬 2mo
Daisey @DebinHawaii I think it gets worse for me with every read. The first time I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt for a while, but now I just detest him from the moment he appears. 2mo
mollyrotondo That poor horse!!! 🐎 2mo
mollyrotondo And how can you say you like him, Catherine! He bashed novels, something you take great pleasure in! Red flag! 2mo
SarahBookInterrupted Mr. Thorpe is the worst. And I never thought about it before but yes Catherine‘s brother is just as naive as her. He befriends Mr. Thorpe who is horrible and then falls for his sister. 2mo
Christyco125 Mr. Thorpe is such a dolt. Maybe her brother suffers from the same need of affection and Isabella was just way too happy to provide it. 2mo
Teresereading Oh dear…. 2mo
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