Overall Rank: 191
"In a certain reign (whose can it have been?) someone of no very great rank, among all His Magesty's Consorts and Intimates, enjoyed exceptional favor."
Overall Rank: 309
"The education bestowed upon Flora Poste by her parents had been expensive, athletic and prolonged; and when they died within a few weeks of one another during the annual epidemic of influenza or..."
Overall Rank: 469
"The truth is, if old Major Dover hadn't dropped dead at Taunton races Jim would never have come to Thursgood's at all."
Overall Rank: 29
"I was born in the city of Bombay . . . once upon a time."
Overall Rank: 487
"I have diligently collected everything I have been able to discover concerning the story of poor Werther, and here present it to you in the knowledge that you will be grateful for it.On 30th..."
Overall Rank: 602
Overall Rank: 40
"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million..."
Overall Rank: 387
Overall Rank: 10
"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow."
Overall Rank: 11
"When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton."