Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen Novel | Letter from Henry Tilney to Catherine
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen Novel | Letter from Henry Tilney to Catherine
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen Novel | Letter from Henry Tilney to Catherine
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen Novel | Letter from Henry Tilney to Catherine
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen Novel | Letter from Henry Tilney to Catherine
Miranda L McNulty

Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen Novel | Letter from Henry Tilney to Catherine

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This print features a quote from Jane Austen’s popular novel, Northanger Abbey. It is a letter from Henry Tilney to Catherine Morland. The print reads,

"My Dearest Catherine,

May I presume to call you mine, though I cannot yet fully possess you? I dare to hope that I may, for when I look into my mind, into my heart, and into my imagination, I find you already resident there, a warm and vital part of me. In these three seats of my affection, there is no one but you, Catherine. In truth, there never was and never will be another. You have captured me altogether, and I ache with longing until our union can at last be made complete.

Do I shock you, my darling, by the force of my affection, with the strength of these sentiments? Indeed, I shock myself. You have been used to hearing only lightness and teasing from me, only joviality and laughter. That is always my preferred way. But I find that I am, after all, capable of much more serious reflections when hard pressed, as I now am by this separation. I find it is difficult to speak lightly when my heart is heavy.

And yet I do not despair at our situation. Although there currently seems no reasonable basis for hope of an early solution, I remain ever hopeful. I refuse to be reasonable if being reasonable means I must consign myself to a world where the contrariness of one stubborn gentleman should overrule all that is good, right, and fitting. If my father will be obstinate in his position, I will hold even more tenaciously to mine. I can even be patient if necessary, because I am convinced that, with right on our side, we will prevail in the end, you and I. I also believe that the reward – the deep satisfaction we may expect to find in our marriage – will be well worth waiting for. But I dare not say more on that subject here.

So I entreat you to join me in this belief, my dearest, fairest Catherine. Do let me hear from you soon to confirm your love and faithfulness, as I do now confirm mine for you. Tell me you will wait as long as it may take for our happiness to be fulfilled.

I remain ever yours, body and soul,

Henry"

THE ART PRINT:
All prints in my shop are made with a professional-grade inkjet printer on premium fine art paper. This results in bold, rich, vibrant colors.

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