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|Jane Austen had me at "Hello"
Written by Ramya
(4/7/2013 9:07 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Beginning at the beginning (as one ought): Chapter 1, penned by kathleen (elder)
Or rather, the first sentence of Pride and Prejudice.
The "universally acknowledged" truth is really that a rich, single man is the prize most eagerly sought for young single women by their parents and guardians. Mrs. Bennet is very well aware that unless they rush to lay a claim on this young man's acquaintance, other people in the neighborhood will steal a march on them. After all, even Sir William and Lady Lucas, who generally do not visit newcomers, are going to break tradition and visit this young man for the sake of their daughters.
It appears to be the sad fate of the single women to wait for their parents to make the first move--although Mr. Bennet at least, appears to think that any overtures on his part are unnecessary... ;-) I am interested to see what part the principles themselves will take in getting together, and what part the parents and guardians will take in the process...
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