The 1st book is: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813)
First line: “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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Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Miss Austen only published four novels during her lifetime: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma. Two more were published by her brother posthumously: Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.
Often called a comedy of manners, Pride and Prejudice concerns Elizabeth Bennet’s struggle against the pragmatism of love. Elizabeth judges an eligible bachelor, Mr. Darcy harshly (and he tries to ignore her nimble mind and beauty). The pair ends up jousting for most of the novel, while her sisters seek husbands, since their father cannot leave his estate to any of them; the Bennets wants to see at least one of their daughters married well.
You may be familiar with some distorted versions of these characters in Bridget Jones’ Diary.
I love this novel, and I can’t wait to revisit it. Jane Austen is very witty writer with warmth for even her most despicable of characters.
I challenged myself to read 50 books in one year (6/1/18 – 6/1/19) as a fundraiser to benefit www.RAINN.org, the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network.
I’m asking folks to sponsor by pledging a $ per book read. You can $1, $2, any amount you like, and you won’t need to pay until after 6/1/19, when you’ll receive an invoice based on the number of books I’ve read. To sponsor me & pledge, click here: http://bit.ly/50in52Project.