Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (1775-1817) was published after the author’s death in (1818). The main character is Catherine Morland, a young heroine 17-year-old who loves to read gothic novels. While staying in Bath, she meets John Thorpe and Henry Tilney and is one day invited by Henry’s father to his estate, Northanger Abbey. Unfortunately, Catherine’s love of gothic novels makes her unrealistic toward the world around her as she envisions life through fictional eyes. She becomes frightened within the house by believing something dark is occurring within its mysterious rooms, which no one has ever seen to enter. John and Henry both develop a romantic interest in Catherine, but she has only one genuine love interest, and that is Henry.