Pride and Prejudice, first published on 28 January 1813, is the most famous of Jane Austen's novels and one of the first romantic comedies in the history of the novel. Its opening line is one of the most famous in English literature-"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, initially called First Impressions, but was never published under that title. Following revisions, it was first published on 28 January 1813. Like both its predecessor, Sense and Sensibility, and Northanger Abbey, it was written in Steventon, Hampshire, where Austen lived in the rectory.