Chapter 10 Summary

Mr. and Mrs. Allen, Catherine, her brother James, and the Thorpes go to the theater together. While they wait for the performance, Isabella wants Catherine to look around the audience to see if Mr. Tilney is there. She is very anxious to see what he looks like. She says he can hardly be expected “to exist” until she does.

Isabella quickly forgets this topic, though, and switches to one more personal. She talks about how much she and James are alike. Their opinions about every subject are identical, she declares. She looks over at James at this point and tells him that he is not to expect one word from her because she will be completely absorbed in conversation with Catherine—but not two minutes later, Catherine...

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