Great Beginnings: Opening Lines of Great Novels

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 256 pages
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An entertaining collection of the most intriguing opening lines from great novels--in an irresistible little package--for literature lovers and writers alike. The book includes well-known opening passages such as Dickens' "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times", as well as less famous but equally striking beginnings. 15 illustrations.

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User Review  - Vonia - Goodreads

Concept? Ingenious. Execution? Not so genius. This is nothing but a compilation; Ensign doing the work of a librarian, collecting the beginning lines of the classics. She could have done so much more ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chelsie - Goodreads

I thought this was a great book. It gave me a whole new list of books I want to read and it helped me realize the effort that goes into starting a novel, and capturing a reader. I loved it. Read full review

Contents

The Witness as Storyteller
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CENTER THE HEROHEROINE
38
5The Impersonal Pronoun
59
Copyright

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