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No011 MY Miss Lonelyhearts Book Icon poster

11. The Miss Lonelyhearts of the New York Post-Dispatch (Are you in trouble?—Do-you-need-advice?—Write-to-Miss-Lonelyhearts-and-she-will-help-you) sat at his desk and stared at a piece of white cardboard. —Nathanael West, Miss…

No010 MY Invisible Man Book Icon poster

10. I am an invisible man. —Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are powerful. It’s the author’s…

No009 MY Tale of Two Cities Book Icon poster

9. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the…

No008 MY 1984 Book Icon poster

8. It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. —George Orwell, 1984 (1949) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels…

No007 MY Finnegans Wake Book Icon poster

7. riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs….

No006 MY Anna Karenina Book Icon poster

6. Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. —Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (1877; trans. Constance Garnett) Part of my 100 Best…

No005 MY Lolita Book Icon poster

5. Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. —Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (1955) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are powerful….

No004 MY One Hundred Years of Solitude Book Icon poster

4. Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. —Gabriel…

No003 MY Gravitys Rainbow Book Icon poster

3. A screaming comes across the sky. —Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are powerful. It’s the…

No002 MY Pride and Prejudice Book Icon poster

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…

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