25 Famous First Sentences From Your Favorite Stories, Reimagined In A Work Of Art

    Call me Literary Decor.

    Some innovative grammar nerds of the best kind made Reed-Kellogg diagrams of English literature's 25 most famous opening lines.

    The end result is just gorgeous.

    1. Herman Melville, Moby Dick

    2. Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

    3. F. Scott Fitgerald, The Great Gatsby

    4. Virginia Woolf, Orlando

    5. Cormac McCarthy, The Road

    6. Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

    7. Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis

    8. William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

    9. David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

    10. Vladmir Nabokov, Lolita

    11. Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

    12. David Markson, Wittgenstein's Mistress

    13. George Orwell, 1984

    14. Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

    15. Toni Morrison, Beloved

    16. John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

    17. Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

    18. H. G. Wells, The Time Machine

    19. Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    20. Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

    21. Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

    22. J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

    23. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

    24. Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

    25. Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five