《傲慢与偏见》（Pride and Prejudice）是英国女小说家简·奥斯汀的创作的长篇小说。这部作品以日常生活为素材，以反当时社会上流行的感伤小说的内容和矫揉造作的写作方法，生动地反映了18世纪末到19世纪初处于保守和闭塞状态下的英国乡镇生活和世态人情。并多次被改编成电影和电视剧。
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortunemust be in want of a wife.
However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering aneighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he isconsidered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.
"My dear Mr. Bennet," said his lady to him one day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is letat last?"
Mr。 Bennet replied that he had not。
"But it is," returned she; "for Mrs。 Long has just been therem and she told me all about it。"
Mr. Bennet made no answer.
"Do not you want to know who has taken it?" cried his wife impatiently。
"You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it."
This was invitation enough.
"Why, my dear, you must know, Mrs. Long says that Netherfield is taken by a young man oflarge fortune from the north of England; that he came down on Monday in a chaise and four tosee 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 thehouse by the end of next week."
"What is his name?"