Overall Rank: 154
"It was Wang Lung's marriage day."
Overall Rank: 47
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to..."
Overall Rank: 18
"I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up."
Overall Rank: 13
"A squat grey building of only thirty-four stories."
Overall Rank: 169
"I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story. (Author's Introductory Note)The village lay under two feet of snow,..."
Overall Rank: 283
"My father and mother should have stayed in New York where they met and married and where I was born."
Overall Rank: 290
"It was a pleasure to burn."
Overall Rank: 43
"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."
Overall Rank: 65
"The two women were alone in the London flat."
Overall Rank: 9
"Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting."