What is your favorite opening sentence from a classic novel and why?
This is my very first time participating in anything for the Classics Club, and I am getting it done just under the wire! This question made me think, which is a good thing. Lol. I know my favorite closing line like that *snap* but opening? It took me just a little longer.
1. In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. - J.R.R. Tolkein
2. All children, except one, grow up. - J.M. Barrie
I apparently have an affinity for authors with J as their first initial, and for those who only go by their initials and last name. J.D. Salinger just missed this list.
As to why I chose these two quotes, the answer is their simplicity leads to questions and curiosity and wonder and magic. So simple, just a few words, but opening whole new worlds.