Can you identify the famous opening lines above?
[Warning – clue below]
To help you here is a list of titles from which the lines were extracted, in order of date published:
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847)
- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (1850)
- Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1864)
- Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871)
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (1878)
- Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy (1895)
- Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (1911)
- Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (1911)
The answers will appear on Friday.
Great post. I consider Jane Eyre one of my all-time favorites, but I could not pick out the first line. I had to get up…go find my copy…and find out TODAY. I couldn’t wait until Friday! (Thanks for that small bit of exercise :o)
Ah, thank you. And you’ve given me an idea. Maybe I should pack my posts with things that folk have to look up. Then I could label each one with a calorie count “10 calorie post” – “50 calorie post”. Some of these Victorian novels are quite heavy, I imagine a person gets quite a workout lifting them up. ‘The Long Victorian Workout Plan’ 😉
HaHa…yes, great idea! P90X look out – you have competition! 🙂
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