Monday, September 21, 2015

The Classics - Opening Lines: Middlemarch by George Elliot

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Timeless_Books.jpg/320px-Timeless_Books.jpgMiss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress. Her hand and wrist were so finely formed that she could wear sleeves not less bare of style than those in which the Blessed Virgin appeared to Italian painters;
(Published 1871-72 in eight installments)

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?



12 comments:

  1. As always you always find some wonderful opening lines, this was no exceptio0n,
    Yvonne.

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  2. Very, very long book, but well worth reading. Have heard it proclaimed the greatest book in the English language.

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  3. I've never read this book, but what a fine opening line!

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    1. Nice to hear from you again Dixie. Sometimes we need a break :)

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  4. The only book by Eliot that I have read was Silas Marner and that was in high school. It was good, only I haven't read any more by her.

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    1. I remember reading Silas M.too. Such a long time ago and I barely remember :)

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  5. Don't think I've ever heard of this book before, but what a lovely opening line!

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    1. I agree! Golly....I need to get those pics to you I promised. Next week for sure!

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  6. What a delight that book was, thank you for the opening lines, a joy to read again! I read it about 3 years ago - a most pleasant few weeks reading finely drawn characters and descriptions of the country living ... thanks Sharon!

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    1. Most I think read this in college, which I never did, but wish I had. It sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks Susan for visiting.

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