Overall Rank: 323
"One summer evening in the year 1848, three Cardinals and a missionary Bishop from America were dining together in the gardens of a villa in the Sabine hills, overlooking Rome."
Overall Rank: 231
"When he finished packing, he walked out on to the third-floor porch of the barracks brushing the dust from his hands, a very neat and deceptively slim young man in the summer khakis that were still..."
Overall Rank: 235
"St. Botolphs was an old place, an old river town."
Overall Rank: 7
"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they...
Overall Rank: 59
"'What's it going to be then, eh?'"
Overall Rank: 458
"The day broke grey and dull."
Overall Rank: 32
"The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it..."
Overall Rank: 224
"Chapter 1: On a hill by the Mississippi where Chippewas camped two generations ago, a girl stood in relief against the cornflower blue of Northern sky."
Overall Rank: 113
"Selden paused in surprise."
Overall Rank: 445
"The sea is high again today, with a thrilling flush of wind."BALTHAZAR" - Landscape-toes: brown to bronze, steep skyline, low cloud, pearl ground with shadowed oyster and violet reflections...."