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First Sentence Friday – Dostoevsky, Orwell, and Wiesel

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Today’s first sentences are from Dostoevsky, Orwell, and Elie Wiesel (in order):

“Alexey Fyodorovitch Karamazov was the third son of Fyodor Pavlovitch Karamazov, a landowner well known in our district in his own day, and still remembered among us owing to his gloomy and tragic death, which happened thirteen years ago, and which I shall describe in its proper place.” (The Brothers Karamazov)

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” (1984)

“They called him Moishe the Beadle, as if his entire life he had never had a surname.” (Night)