Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJane Austen

Well Read

October 13, 1985

It is a truth universally acknowledged that 99.999% of Times readers have never read Jane Austen.

SUSAN J. GRODSKY

.001%

Goleta

But at least one Times writer, Ruth Reichl, has. Her lead sentence last Sunday aped Austen's opening sentence in "Pride and Prejudice": "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|