Thursday, March 27, 2014

Of Literary Interest

As I learned on NPR last night, the editors at The American Scholar have published their list of the ten best sentences in fiction and nonfiction written in English--sentences that "stop you in your tracks." You can view the list here. Gossips' personal favorite, predictably perhaps, may be the one from Pride and Prejudice.


  1. "Its vanished trees ... had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams ..."

  2. Golden lads and girls all must,
    As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.
    --Shakespeare, Cymbeline