Chapter 25 Summary

Catherine is filled with shame for having been found out by Henry, and she laments that Henry might have lost all affection for her. She is sure that whatever he might have felt for her before has been spoiled by her fantasy that Henry’s father had tortured his mother. She should have known better than to think so poorly of General Tilney and his relationship with his wife. How horribly wrong she had been to assume so many detrimental things. She had jumped to conclusions through a combination of events that she had misinterpreted and her proclivity for drama. She allowed her enjoyment of Gothic romance and mystery books to color her thoughts, to influence her to poorly judge the general’s character. Catherine realizes that...

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