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What is the first line of Jane Austens novel Pride and Prejudice?



Asked by Alfred Hook, Last updated: Dec 03, 2022

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Cesar H. Pablo

Cesar H. Pablo

Cesar H. Pablo
Cesar H. Pablo, Journalist

Answered Oct 11, 2017

The first line of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is quite the hilarious one in today’s world. It is “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”. This illustrates a fundamental understanding of how her society worked. Jane Austen wrote in the late 1700s and early 1800s.


During this time, it was expected that a woman would marry within or above her social class. Although a man marrying down in terms of social class was looked down upon, it did happen. “Pride and Prejudice” was a way for her to make fun of all the societal rules overlooking marriage, but it is seen today as a classic that cannot be overlooked. Most people know the story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. It has been adapted into television series and movies over and over.

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Alfred Hook

Alfred Hook

Alfred Hook
Alfred Hook

Answered Aug 30, 2017

It Is A Truth Universally Acknowledged, That A Single Man In Possession Of A Good Fortune, Must Be In Want Of A Wife
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