Rhyme and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice rewritten in verse. Accurate and faithful to the original work and absolutely hilarious.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.

“My dear Mr Bennet,” said his lady to him one day …

Everyone knows, the writer said,
A man who sleeps in a single bed,
If he’s got money in his life,
He must be desperate for a wife.

And if this man should go to dwell,
Someplace where he is not known well,
The local ladies will assume,
That in his house he has got room,
No matter down or up the stairs,
For one or other girl of theirs.

Now Mrs Bennet comes on scene …
Now turn to page 1.