Pride And Prejudice
A Novel in Three Volumes
by the Author of ``Sense and Sensibility''
CHAPTER I (1)
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
``My dear Mr. Bennet,'' said his lady to him one day, ``have
you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?''