Retold by Rachel Bladon
CEFR A2 — B1
Word count 7,500
Catherine is spending the summer in Bath. It is a new world for Catherine, who has never left her home village before. There are dances, visits to the theatre, her new friends Isabella Thorpe and Eleanor Tilney… and Eleanor’s brother Henry, who she likes at once.
For Catherine, life is about love and adventure. So when she is invited to Northanger Abbey, the Tilney’s home, it seems full of mystery. But soon Catherine begins to learn a few lessons about real life – about who her friends are, and why, for some people, money is more important than love.