Best Opening Lines In Literature

Establishment of the nations, destruction of the nations, secret chambers of human soul, song of nature, heroes and antiheroes, legends and sometimes fiction that takes its source from reality; books tell us so many things. Sentences sing and we listen carefully, listen with our heart. Opening lines are important because they predict what we’ll encounter in the book, which feelings await us. One of our favorite opening lines is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy’s opening line. Writer Douglas Adams expresses the misery and smallness of our planet and the humanity on it with an ironic tone.

Graham Greene, Brighton Rock

Graham Greene, Brighton Rock

Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him.

Top 5 - Best Opening Lines In Literature

# On Screen Ranky Point
Graham Greene, Brighton Rock 12
Charles Dickens, A Tale Of Two Cities 12
Dodie Smith, I Capture The Castle 11
Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker 11
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 11

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