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"Mr Bennet, when you die, which may in fact be very soon. our girls will be left without a roof over their head nor a penny to their name".

i have found this quote but i cant find where in the book it is. does anyone know what chapter it comes from?

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I'm guessing that the book is Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice".
If so, that quote is almost certainly from the very first chapter. The speaker of that line is Mrs. Bennet.

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Yyeah it is Pride and Prejudice but I have read the first chapter looking for it and it isn't there :/
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You're right, it isn't in the first chapter, I looked too.
Honestly, I give up.
I know she's complaining about the entailment of Mr. Bennet's estate, and what happens if the girls don't find husbands ... but I can't find that exact quote.
For all I know, this is a paraphrased dialog quoted from the TV series, and not actually from the book.
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Sorry I couldn't help more, but I don't have an ebook version to search digitally. :/
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I even looked in the chapters where Mr. Collins comes to visit. Nope.
I'm starting to wonder if this really is paraphrased dialog created for the TV series. Dunno. :/
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Yeah I'm not sure. I have read the book and watched the TV series that many times that maybe I have just got mixed up and though that it was in the book when it actually wasn't. I guess I will just have to use a different quote. Thank you for your help anyway.
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You're welcome, for what it was worth. :)
I love that book, and have seen every movie many times and I (think) all TV versions and love them all. All of them are slightly different wording or chronological order from the book text, out of necessity, but generally the important bits are correct in spirit. :D
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Austin does go into the consequences of the entailment of the Bennett estate, in depth and conveys her own disapproval of the practice, but in the book she puts most of that in narrative sections, not in character dialog.
-- So, of course, movies and TV versions would have to supply extra dialog to explain that important issue to the viewer, I'm sure.
I know I've heard the line, too, (in Tv & movies), but I would have sworn the dialog itself was Austin's ... Now I think I'm just mid-remembering the book text.
Ahhh well. :)
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What book?

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Pride and Prejudice
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Sorry never read it...
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It was early in the movie version, so it's got to be early in the book.

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yeah that's what i though too. so i was reading the first part of the book but i couldn't see it. i might have just missed it though
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That's pride and prejudice :)

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And it's at the part where they are all at the dinner table the morning after the first ball and eating breakfast.
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Err...the breakfast table haha
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Actually it may just be the movie that has that in there
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