Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Memes: The Age of Innocence

Book Beginnings on Friday is a bookish meme now sponsored by Rose City Reader (who originally inspired the meme). Here's what you do: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments section. Include the title and author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you are so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line and if you did or did not like that sentence. Link up each week at Gilion's place.

Here's the first line from The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton:
On a January evening of the early seventies, Christine Nilsson was singing Faust at the Academy of Music in New York.

Whoo Boy! That's some exciting beginning there. Don't you think?  {And that's the 1870s, by the way.}

The Friday 56 is a bookish meme sponsored by Freda's Voice. It is really easy to participate. Just grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56. Find a sentence that grabs you and post it.

Here's mine from The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton:

As he went out into the wintry night, New York again became vast and imminent, and May Welland the loveliest woman in it. 


Brona said...

Ooooohhh!! I love this book sooooo much but I haven't read it for years. Lucky you to have all it's deliciousness ahead of you!
Here's mine

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I haven't read this one yet....but I'm definitely intrigued. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

fredamans said...

Love both snippets, but especially the romanticism of the 56!

Juli Rahel said...

I love myself some Edith Wharton! Great choice! Thanks for stopping by, sorry for my late return visit! I hope you had a great weekend,
Juli @ Universe in Words