34 Compelling First Lines of Famous Books

Here’s a gorgeous info graphic that features the opening lines of some of our favorite books.

Designed by Scribendi, one of the world’s oldest and largest online editing companies, this set of novel first lines brings with it a huge dose of nostalgia.

It’s important to never judge a book by its cover, but how do you evaluate it? It all starts by opening to the first page and reading the first line. The first line is the author’s chance to make a first impression and to capture the imagination of the reader, and the very best books will keep the reader hooked from the first line to the very last line.

How many of these have you read? We would love to know!

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