Great Beginnings: Opening Lines of Great Novels

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1993 - Fiction - 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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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

Review: Great Beginnings: Opening Lines of Great Novels

User Review  - 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

Contents

The Witness as Storyteller
19
CENTER THE HEROHEROINE
38
5The Impersonal Pronoun
59
Copyright

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