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Famous First Lines?

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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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Allyson Gronowitz

"Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton Twins were."

Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" is certainly more famous for its last line (book AND movie-version) than its first, but the opening paragraph-- like our spoiled (anti?)heroine, Scarlett-- is not to be overlooked. To start out an epic historical romance with a declaration denying the heroine's beauty is cheeky in itself, but then to casually note that she had (at least!) two suitors...now we're talking, dear readers.
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