Overall Rank: 57
"Someone must have been telling lies about Joseph K., for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning.Jemand mußte Josef K. verleumdet haben, denn ohne daß er etwas Böses..."
Overall Rank: 17
"There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company, dined..."
Overall Rank: 187
"The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting."
Overall Rank: 2
"To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth."
Overall Rank: 416
"Your Excellencies, Your Lordships, Your Honors, Citizens!"
Overall Rank: 67
"Okonkwo was well-known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. His fame rested on solid personal achievements. As a young man of eighteen he had brought honour to his village by throwing..."
Overall Rank: 426
"La magnificence et la galanterie n'ont jamais paru en France avec tant d'éclat que dans les dernières années du règne de Henri second."
Overall Rank: 44
"Mother died today. (Stuart Gilbert translation)Maman died today. (Matthew Ward translation)Aujourd'hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas."
Overall Rank: 121
"I first heard of Ántonia on what seemed to me an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America. I was ten years old then; I had lost both my father and mother within a year,..."
Overall Rank: 120
"The time has now come for me to hear a step in the passage," said Bernard to himself.