Posted by Liz M on November 18, 1997 at 08:23:45:
In response to It is truth universally acknowledged...., written by Laura on November 17, 1997 at 15:18:03
The Bulwer-Lytton competition notwithstanding, I don't think I have ever come across a better opening line than in P&P. It's also the line that causes the most trouble in the film adaptations - it's essential to the tone of the story, but there is almost no graceful way of turning it into dialogue, voice-over, etc.
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