Mrs. Hughes is a character in Northanger Abbey. She is a companion of Eleanor Tilney's. She knew the late Mrs. Tilney, as they were schoolfellows together. She regaled quite a bit of the Tilney family history to Mrs. Allen while in the pump-room. Catherine Morland could not attend as she had been press-ganged into going for a drive with the crude and vain John Thorpe, brother of Isabella Thorpe.[1]

Mrs. Hughes made sure to introduce both Eleanor and Henry Tilney to new people while in Bath. She introduced Henry to a Miss Smith, one of her young acquaintances, and they danced together. Eleanor didn't think Miss Smith was very pretty, and Catherine was mollified to learn this after she subtly interrogated Miss Tilney about Miss Smith later.[2]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Northanger Abbey, Chapter 9
  2. Chapter 10

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