“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” —A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
It’s Monday and what I consider the first day of the week. So what better way to start it? With first lines of literature.
A thank you to my daughter for this thoughtful gift from Philosopher’s Guild.
Answers to these and some of the other first lines are below.
Happy Mugshot Monday!
“A screaming comes across the sky.” —Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon
“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” —Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
“124 was spiteful. Full of a baby’s venom.” —Beloved, Toni Morrison
“You better not never tell nobody but God.” —The Color Purple, Alice Walker
“All this happened, more or less.” — Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” —Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. —1984, George Orwell