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"Alice Walker does a reading of some of her new poetry at a homecoming to Eatonton, Ga." December 17, 1988 AJCP5376b, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.

The first lines of a story set the mood and draw readers in. This infographic features first lines from some of the most famous books of all time.

34 Compelling First Lines of Famous Books

The first lines of a story set the mood and draw readers in. This infographic features first lines from some of the most famous books of all time.

Banned Books: The Nazis and the Catholic Church were and are not the only ones to ban books. Currently the State Board of Education bans several. Ray Bradbury's "Farenheit 451" is a tale of a society banning books. It and the books on this list are all worth reading. The ability to publish them is freedom of speech.

Inspirational and life changing quotes from the world of literature, philosophy and ethics and it greatest authors and thinkers. Featuring F. Scott Fitzgerald | C.S. Lewis | Dr. Seuss | Carl Sagan | Franz Kafka | Oscar Wilde | Edgar Allen Poe | Vincent Van Gogh | Sylvia Plath

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“The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours” Alan Bennett