34 Compelling First Lines of Famous Books [Infographic]

April 18, 2016 General 9

First impressions matter, right? Well, the first line of a book is one way to make (or break) a great first impression. Here’s a fun infographic with 34 Compelling First Lines of Famous Books. Enjoy!


34 Compelling First Lines of Famous Books - Scribendi.com - Infographic
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What’s your favorite opening sentence in a book?



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9 Responses to “34 Compelling First Lines of Famous Books [Infographic]”

  1. Steve Hayes

    The telephone bell was ringing wildly, but without result, since there
    was no-one in the room but the corpse (Charles Williams, “War in Heaven”.

  2. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    I LOOOOVE this!! It really makes me want to read like, ALL of these! My favorite is The Hunger Games, of course. I also LOVE this opening from Rebel of the Sands: “They said the only folks who belonged in Deadshot after dark were the ones who were up to no good. I wasn’t up to no good. Then again, I wasn’t exactly up to no bad neither.”
    Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight recently posted…Cover Reveal & Giveaway | Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova

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