What is Friday Firsts?
The first line can make or break a reader’s interest. Just how well did the author pull you in to the story with their first sentence? To participate in this weekly book meme is extremely easy.
- Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
- Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph. (If you want to use 2-3 sentences, that is okay but limit it to the very beginning.)
- Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title & author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
- Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?
- Come back to this blog post, hosted on WellReadReviews.com and let me know where to find your Friday Firsts!
Here is my Friday Firsts:
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity, that the dry, shriveled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut.
I absolutely adore the first sentence of Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte. Such a beautiful start, this first sentence is worthy of being quoted. To me, that is always the sign of a true writer; when you want to take their words and repeat them. Although I am still reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, I cannot wait to start this classic, Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte.
Agnes Grey Book Summary:
Anne Bronte was a 19th century British novelist and poet. She and her sisters Charlotte and Emily were the best-known women writers of the 19th century. At age 19 she left home and worked as a governess for a few years before becoming a writer. Agnes Grey was an 1847 novel based on her experience as a governess. Bronte depicts the precarious position of a governess and how that can affect a young woman. Agnes was the daughter of a minister whose family was in financial difficulty. She has only a few choices for employment. Agnes experiences the difficulty of reining in spoiled children and how wealth can corrupt morals.