Eleanor invites Catherine to visit the Tilney home in Northanger Abbey. … Catherine leaves with the Tilneys for Northanger Abbey. On the way, Catherine tells Henry how she imagines the Abbey to resemble the haunted ruins of the Gothic novels she loves

Catherine and Isabella spend more time together in Bath. Catherine tells Isabella about Henry Tilney, and Isabella encourages her friend’s crush. … In describing the friendship between Catherine and Isabella, the narrator mentions that the women occasionally spend their time reading novels


Catherine is invited to Northanger Abbey. Catherine learns that John wants to propose to her and she refuses him through Isabella. The Tilneys and Catherine journey to Northanger Abbey together. While at the Abbey, Catherine’s imagination runs wild, thanks to all the Gothic novels she has read.