Overall Rank: 3
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
Overall Rank: 24
"Except for the Marabar caves--and they are twenty miles off--the city of Chrandrapore presents nothing extraordinary."
Overall Rank: 48
"Nous étions à l'Etude, quand le Proviseur entra suivi d'un "nouveau" habillé en bourgeois et d'un garçon de classe qui portait un grand pupitre.We were in study hall when the headmaster walked in,..."
Overall Rank: 4
"Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed."
Overall Rank: 278
"In the first part of Robinson Crusoe, at page one hundred and twenty-nine, you will find it thus written: 'Now I saw, though too late, The Folly of beginning a Work before we count the Cost, and..."
Overall Rank: 288
"In the first place, Cranford is in possession of the Amazons; all the holders of houses, above a certain rent, are women."
Overall Rank: 84
"You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.The event on which this fiction is founded has been..."
Overall Rank: 68
"An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money."
Overall Rank: 152
" PreambleTo begin with, the art of jigsaw puzzles seems of little substance....PART ONE, CHAPTER ONEYes, it could begin this way, right here, just like that, in a rather slow and ponderous way, in..."
Overall Rank: 111
"The play – for which Briony had designed posters, programs and tickets, constructed the sales booth out of a folding screen tipped on its side, and lined the collection box in red crepe paper – was..."