Northanger Abbey

Synopsis: When Catherine Morland is given the opportunity to stay with the childless Allen family in Bath, she is hoping for an adventure of the type she has been reading in novels. Soon introduced to society, she meets Isabella Thorpe and her brother John, a good friend of her own brother, James. She also meets Henry Tilney, a handsome young man from a good family and his sister, Eleanor. Invited to visit the Tilney estate, Northanger Abbey, she has thoughts of romance but soon learns that status, class and money are all equally important when it comes to matters of the heart.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Jon Jones
Production: WGBH Boston Video
  1 nomination.
84 min

Nine shillings?.

-That is exactly what I should have guessed.

-Do you understand muslins, sir?.

I understand them very well.

My sister has often entrusted me

in the choice of a gown.

I bought one for her only the other day.

Five shillings a yard, and a true lndian

muslin. What do you make of that?.


And I can never get Mr Allen

to tell one of my gowns from another.

But tell me, sir, what do you think

of Miss Morland's gown?.

Miss Morland's gown...

Miss Morland's gown

is very pretty.

Though I don't think

it will wash well.

I am afraid it will fray.

How can you be so...?.

Presumptuous?. Indeed.

Without so much as an introduction.

You must allow me to make amends, Mrs Allen.


- Thank you.

- Very kind indeed.

One moment.

What a very...

Really, I shouldn't have allowed you

to speak to him, as a stranger.

But he had such an

understanding of muslin.

I wonder where he's gone.

Here he comes again. And he

has brought Mr King with him.

The Master of Ceremonies himself!

Mrs Allen.

Miss Morland.

Allow me to present

to you Mr Henry T:ilney,

just lately arrived in Bath.

Mrs Allen, Miss Morland.

Delighted to make

your acquaintance.

Mr King.

Now we may talk to one another.

But we've already been talking.

You mustn't allow anyone

to hear you say such things,

or we shall all be expelled

from polite society.

Let it be our secret.

And now, if your card is not

already full,Miss Morland,

might I request the pleasure

of the next dance with you?.

With me?.

Thank you.

Forgive me, I have been very remiss

in the proper attentions of a partner.

What are they?.

Oh, I ask you how long

you have been in Bath,

have you been to the theatre,

and the concert, and so on.

Wouldn't that be rather dull?.

Of course.

But we must do our duty.

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Andrew Davies

Andrew Wynford Davies (born 20 September 1936) is a Welsh writer of screenplays and novels, best known for House of Cards and A Very Peculiar Practice, and his adaptations of Vanity Fair, Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch and War & Peace. He was made a BAFTA Fellow in 2002. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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