Thursday, 6 October 2016

Famous First Lines From a BOOK...

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night (London 1040)

I am headed out of town, right into the mouth of a monster hurricane hitting the East Coast, so here's a quick one from the archives.  Some background from Wikipedia:  "It was a dark and stormy night" is an often-mocked and parodied phrase written by English novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton in the opening sentence of his 1830 novel "Paul Clifford."  The phrase is considered to represent "the archetypal example of a florid, melodramatic style of fiction writing," also known as purple prose.


  1. Have a save trip, Lynn! And your collage is inspiring - as well as the title.....

  2. Great collage Lynn and please be save the next days!
    It sure is a dark and stormy night over there!

  3. Lovely collage. Do be safe from the stormy nights and days!

  4. I actually remember this one! I remember it because it is so striking. Safe travels Lynn. Let us know you are okay.

  5. Hope your travels were stress free.
    Very atmospheric collage Lynn - perfect for Halloween too.