As is customary on Fridays, here is the beginning of the novel:
It was the best of times,I like the opening to the novel, but I wouldn't regard it as some due as the best opening line of all-time. It tells me that opinion is subject to interpretation and that history repeats itself. I don't think it tells me all that much about the novel - the opening seems a bit more flash than substance. What do you think?
it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way— in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.