Jane Austen

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” These are the opening lines of the novel that has completed 200 years since its publication.

By Yasmin Banu, Abu Dhabi

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Published: Wed 30 Jan 2013, 8:13 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:48 AM

The original title given by the writer was First impressions in year 1797 that was out rightly rejected by the publisher even without giving it a read. Therefore, her maiden novel remained Sense and Sensibility and finally in year 1813 she made a few alterations to the manuscript including the name and published as Pride and Prejudice by the revered Jane Austen.

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