<Title>Pride and Prejudice</Title>
<Edition>The Novels of Jane Austen. R. W. Chapman, ed. 2nd. ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1926</Edition>
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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man
in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
However little known the feelings or views of such a
man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this
truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding
families, that he is considered as the rightful property of
some one or other of their daughters.
"My dear Mr. Bennet,"
said his lady to him one day,
"have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?"
Mr. Bennet replied that he had not.
"But it is,"
"for Mrs. Long has just
been here, and she told me all about it."
Mr. Bennett made no answer.
"Do not you want to know . . .