American Book Review Releases 100 Best First Lines From Novels

Posted: September 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

The 100 Best First Lines From Novels!

The 100 Best First Lines From Novels!

This is a great post! 100 of the best first lines from every famous novel in history! Someone has a lot of time on their hands! The American Book Review released this amazing list. Here’s the first 3:

1. Call me Ishmael. —Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (1851)

2. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813)

3. A screaming comes across the sky. —Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow (1973)

Here’s a link to the full article: http://americanbookreview.org/100BestLines.asp

via jasonpollock.tv

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