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essential classics. 'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a
single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a
wife.' Austen's best-loved tale of love, marriage and society in
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The protagonists Darcy and Elizabeth learn much about themselves
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artistry as a writer.