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Much like the first impression of a person, the first line of a book can tell you almost everything you need to know about your imminent literary journey. What novels have captivated you with a single sentence? For extra credit, go ahead...

Much like the first impression of a person, the first line of a book can tell you almost everything you need to know about your imminent literary journey. What novels have captivated you with a single sentence?

For extra credit, go ahead and choose a sound or video as the accompanying media that you think conveys the tone of the opening sentence, or how you feel when reading it.
Allyson Gronowitz
Feb 24, 2015
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Virginia Woolf - Mrs. Dalloway
Allyson Gronowitz

Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.

Because feminism!

Seriously, though, this opening sentence (opening paragraph, actually) hits on so many themes that will be explored over the course of the slim novel, namely: Clarissa Dalloway's identity as a wife, a hostess, and an independent/dependent woman.
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