MHS AP Lit. 2012-2013 - Choice: Pride and Prejudice Chapters 1 - 15 Showing 1-2 of 2
Pride and Prejudice
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 the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters. Bennet," said his lady to him one day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last? Long has just been here, and she told me all about it. Long says that Netherfield is taken by a young man of large fortune from the north of England; that he came down on Monday in a chaise and four to see the place, and was so much delighted with it, that he agreed with Mr. Morris immediately; that he is to take possession before Michaelmas, and some of his servants are to be in the house by the end of next week. Single, my dear, to be sure!
Click the summary infographic to download. All rights reserved. Universal Truth 1 in nineteenth-century England: A rich, single man must want a wife. You have to leave the money to someone , after all. When a single gentleman with a large fortune by the name of Bingley moves into a mansion called Netherfield Park, the news quickly spreads through the neighborhood via the neighborhood grapevine of gossipy women. Bennet badgers her husband about Mr.