Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre. Charles Dickens: Hard Times. Albert Camus: The Stranger. George Orwell: Animal Farm. Ernest Hemingway: Farewell to Arms. Mark Twain: Life on the Mississippi. Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express. The Bible: Book of Ruth. Henry James: Portrait of a Lady. Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina.
FIRST SENTENCES OF GREAT CLASSICS TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. Now, what I want is Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can’t be sure. Mr. Jones, of the Manor farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, […]
William Boyd: The Pathology of Internal Diseases James A. Michener: Iberia Ernest Hemingway: For Whom the Bell Tolls Aristotle: Metaphysics Xenophon: Anabasis Virginia Woolf: Night and Day William Faulkner: Sanctuary Winston Churchill: The Second World War Stephen Crane: The Red Badge of Courage Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea
FIRST SENTENCES OF GREAT CLASSICS TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! Of all the ailments that may blow out life’s little candle, heart disease is the chief. I have long believed that any man interested in either the mystic or the romantic aspects of life must sooner or later define his attitude concerning Spain. He lay flat on […]
Philip Roth: The Anatomy Lesson Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles George W. Bush: Decision Points Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility Sinclair Lewis: Main Street George Eliot: Middlemarch Woody Allen: Sandor Needleman in Side Effects Oliver Sacks: Witty Ticcy Ray in The Man who Mistook his […]
FIRST SENTENCES OF GREAT CLASSICS TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! When he is sick, every man wants his mother; if she’s not around, other women must do. I confess that at these words a shudder passed through me. In the last year of my presidency, I began to think seriously about writing my memoirs. The Nellie, a […]
FIRST SENTENCES OF GREAT CLASSICS TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! Thirty years ago, Marseilles lay burning in the sun one day. The writer, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed. It was Wang Lung’s marriage day. I have often asked how it was, and through what series of steps, that […]