Monday, November 23, 2015

The Classics - Opening Lines: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Timeless_Books.jpg/320px-Timeless_Books.jpg "The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten." (Published 1870)
 

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? 
 

8 comments:

  1. How well I remember the film, excellent choice.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I think there is more than one, but not sure. Thanks, Yvonne!

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  2. Hi Sharon,

    That opening line was excellent and almost gave me a sinking feeling.

    Gary :)

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  3. I've recently downloaded the ebook from Gutenberg and am reading it. Verne was an amazing writer!

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    1. Hi Sue. How fun that would be. I hope you enjoy it!

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  4. If that doesn't grab you wanting to just sit back and read more, then I don;t know what will.

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    1. Hi Birgit. It was the 'talked about' adventure story of its time. I wonder how it would read today.

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