Great Opening Lines: Bleak House

Since Bleak House got brought up yesterday and I have just begun it myself, I thought I’d share this bit from Dickens’ preface, which cracked me up. Once I knew that there had only been two Chancery judges at a time for several hundred years (and that was still the state at the time of [Read More...]

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Great Opening Lines – C. S. Lewis

The first lines to the preface of On Stories and Other Essays on Literature by C.S. Lewis. “You can’t get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suite me,” said C. S. Lewis. … He certainly meant what he said, for at that moment I was pouring his tea into [Read More...]

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The bells! — The bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells — the rhyming and the chiming of the bells!

In case you hadn’t guessed … The Bells by Edgar Allen Poe … a little lagniappe from Forgotten Classics. [Read more...]

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