Overall Rank: 254
"Nobody could sleep. When morning came, assult craft would be lowered and a first wave of troops would ride through the surf and charge ashore on he beach at Anopopei. All over the ship, all through..."
Overall Rank: 299
"She was so deeply imbedded in my consciousness that for the first year of school I seemed to have believed that each of my teachers was my mother in disguise."
Overall Rank: 101
"I was the shadow of the waxwing slain / By the false azure in the windowpane.Pale Fire, a poem in heroic couplets, of nine hundred ninety-nine lines, divided into four cantos, was composed by John..."
Overall Rank: 99
"Sitting beside the road, watching the wagon mount the hill toward her, Lena thinks, 'I have come from Alabama: a fur piece.'"
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"I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up."
Overall Rank: 248
"Samuel Spade's jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting v under the more flexible v of his mouth."
Overall Rank: 423
Overall Rank: 60
"On a January evening of the early seventies, Christine Nilsson was singing in Faust at the Academy of Music in New York."
Overall Rank: 435
"That old bell, presage of a train, had just sounded through Oxford station; and the undergraduates who were waiting there, gay figures in tweed or flannel, moved to the margin of the platform and..."
Overall Rank: 222
"This morning I got a note from my aunt asking me to come for lunch."