Monday, February 23, 2015

The Classics - Opening Lines: Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Timeless_Books.jpg/320px-Timeless_Books.jpg"MY UNCLE MAKES A GREAT DISCOVERY"

"Looking back to all that has occurred to me since that eventful day, I am scarcely able to believe in the reality of my adventures. They were truly so wonderful that even now I am bewildered when I think of them." (Published 1871)


I love the classics and plan to share some "opening lines" over the coming months. Comment if you like, or read for inspiration. Writing styles were different then, but were they really?
 

4 comments:

  1. What a wonderful book... and a perfect first sentence. Many moons have passed since I read that. Hope your week is going well, Sharon.

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  2. Saw the movie ages ago, never read the book!

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  3. I love the movie with James mason-one of my favourites but never read the book but this is a great opening line!

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  4. Kind of want to see this movie again.... :)

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