The Enduring Legacy Of Jane Austen’s ‘Truth Universally Acknowledged’

An 1894 engraving depicts chapter 18 of Jane Austen

Linguist Geoff Nunberg describes the opening sentence to Pride and Prejudice as a “masterpiece of indirection” that is frequently repurposed, but whose irony is never matched.

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